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Friday, October 16, 2009

An Evening with Brooks Robinson



Just got this invitation in the mail. Looks great. When I read that Ross Grimsley was going to be there, I bought my ticket. Anyone want to carpool in a 1977 Ford Granada from Wapella to Baltimore for this one?

Babe Ruth Museum Annual Gala
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
October 26th, 2009

The Babe Ruth Museum’s annual gala celebrates a significant figure or crowning achievement in Maryland sports history. The 2009 event, “An Evening with Brooks,” will celebrate legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman and National Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson.

The evening at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall will begin with a VIP/Cocktail reception, followed by a program honoring Robinson. The event will include tributes to Robinson from some special guests, heavy passed hors d'oeuvres, food stations, an open premium bar and silent auction.

Known as “The Human Vacuum Cleaner,” Robinson established a standard of excellence for modern-day third basemen. He played 23 seasons for the Orioles, setting Major League career records for games, putouts, assists, chances, double plays and fielding percentage. A clutch hitter, Robinson totaled 268 career home runs, at one time an American League record for third basemen. Robinson earned the league's MVP Award in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970, when he hit .429 and made a collection of defensive gems.

He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983 after receiving 344 votes of 374 cast (91.98%) and was named as the third baseman for the Rawlings 50th Anniversary All-Time Gold Glove Team. He won 16 Gold Gloves over his career.

The event benefits The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. In addition, $5.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of Brooks & Constance Robinson.

VIP/Cocktail Reception
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Program
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Tickets
VIP/Cocktail Reception & Program: $105.00
Program only: $55.00


Our VIP Guests
CAL RIPKEN
Baseball Hall of Fame, 2007
EARL WEAVER
Baseball Hall of Fame, 1996
JIM PALMER

Baseball Hall of Fame, 1990
LENNY MOORE
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1975
ART DONOVAN
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1968
WES UNSELD
Basketball Hall of Fame, 1988

PAUL BLAIR
DAVE BOSWELL
JOE DURHAM
BOB FERRY
MIKE FLANAGAN
ROSS GRIMSLEY
DICK HALL
RON HANSEN
CHRIS HOILES
BILLY HUNTER
ANDY MACPHAIL
TIPPY MARTINEZ
TOM MATTE
SCOTT MCGREGOR
JIM MUTSCHELLER
TIM NORDBROOK
"BOOG" POWELL
LOU SLEATER

with
FRANK DEFORD
JEFF IDELSON
(President, Baseball Hall of Fame)
MICHAEL OLESKER
JOHN MARTIN SOMMERS
(Composer of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy")

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll ride along just to have a chance to talk with Art D, Boog and The Earl. Suspect the conversation will not be rated PG 13.

1969-1971 Orioles might be one of the greatest squads ever, even though they only won one WS.

BEP

Anonymous said...

"The Human Vacuum Cleaner". What Wapella great was known by the same name but for reasons other than baseball?

AW

Anonymous said...

Was it BEP in the presence of Dilly Bars?

HG

Anonymous said...

The Orioles were great, they also won in 1966. Had the top 3 players in AL MVP balloting that year...Robinson, Robinson, Powell. They had four pitchers win 20 games in 1971. There were no pitchers in MLB with 20 wins this year. Back then baseball was baseball, it's moneyball now. 2 pts for the license plate number on that Grenada.

7son

Anonymous said...

Ten points if you can name the 20 game winners.

No, dilly bars were not part of the equation.

BEP

Anonymous said...

I'm going with Palmer, Cuellar, McNally, and I don't know........pitching coach was Carl David Bowman

was Granada's license plate NZG something?

bbd

Anonymous said...

I'm going with Palmer, Cuellar, McNally, and I don't know........pitching coach was Carl David Bowman

was Granada's license plate NZG something?

bbd

JB Powers said...

I like the fact that they slipped in
JOHN MARTIN SOMMERS
(Composer of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy")
as a clincher.

JBP

Anonymous said...

I believe Country Boy was big during pitching changes and between innings. Better than hip hop every day.

Pat Dobson was twenty game winner number four.

Two more for the hard core fan: what vegetable did Earl grow at Memorial Stadium? What was teh mascot of Jim Palmer's high school?

BEP

The B doesn't stand for Baltimore.

Anonymous said...

Pat Roulfson was the other 20 game winner? the former bus driver from WHS? bbd

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