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Camden Yards gets statue of “Mr. Oriole,” Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Statue

A statue of former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson is unveiled honoring the Hall of Fame baseball player Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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Brooks Robinson won 16 straight Gold Glove awards for the Orioles between 1960 and 1975. Many who had the pleasure of seeing him play consider him to be the greatest defensive third baseman of all time.

He was named to 15 All-Star games, averaged 15 home runs and 76 RBI per season over the course of 23 years, and on Saturday was immortalized with a statue outside the gates of Baltimore’s Camden Yards.

“Mr. Oriole” and his wife Connie were on hand for the unveiling of the nine-foot tall structure, fittingly adorned with a gold-plated glove. This photo comes via the Associated Press:

Brooks Robinson Statue

A statue of former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson is unveiled honoring the Hall of Fame baseball player Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

AP