Five . . .

Brooks Robinson with the Baltimore Orioles in 1963 (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

This Opening Day countdown edition of Stat-urday is dedicated to Brooks Robinson, no. 5 for the Baltimore Orioles. in his 23 years in Major League Baseball – all with the Baltimore Orioles – Brooks Robinson hit 268 home runs and batted-in 1,357 runs. His lifetime batting average was .267.

Since Robinson retired in 1977, no one had come near his prowess at third base – until Manny Machado came along. Unfortunately, the O’s traded Machado last year, rather than building the team around him. How many more years will it take for the O’s to find another third baseman like Brooks and Manny?

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca