||For 23 years, from the time he first came up in the Orioles system in 1955 until he retired as a player in 1977, Brooks Robinson added a new dimension to the position he played with such skill and such flair and contributed so many priceless intangibles that gave a new meaning to Baltimore Orioles baseball. For a quarter of a century, the Orioles had the best record in all of baseball. It was no mere coincidence that the winning tradition AND the Brooks Robinson era began at just about the same time.
His landslide election to baseball's prestigious Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1983 was a vivid illustration that Brooks Robinson is not simply a Baltimore institution. He is, in truth, respected and beloved throughout this country... and beyond. In 1999 Brooks Robinson was named to the All Century Team - honoring the best 25 players in baseball during the 20th century!
Brooks currently serves as President of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Today, Brooks Robinson is a highly acclaimed motivational speaker. He makes numerous appearances around the country at corporate seminars and events. He also stays in close contact with the baseball community.
Brooks Robinson serves as a partner in Opening Day Partners owners of YOUR Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Brooks is actively involved in the communities of the teams that Opening Day Partners operates.