Saturday, December 04, 1976

1976: The Brooks Robinson "17 year Gold Glove Era" ended

Some of us had a chance to watch Brooks Robinson play third base for the Orioles.   

I watched him at the end of his career, 1972-76.    Before that, I remember Brooks Robinson on TV, from "The Game of the Week" to the All Star Game to 4 World Series appearances.

On this day in 1976, the Brooks Robinson Gold Glove era came to end.   It ended Robinson's streak, 1959-75.    

Aurelio Rodriguez won the 1976 AL Gold Glove.    Rodriguez was an outstanding defensive third baseman with Detroit.    He deserved the award.     

Brooks Robinson was synonymous with third base!   He was also a clutch hitter (2,848 hits and 1,357 RBI), the AL MVP in 1964 and World Series MVP in 1970. 

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