Greatest fielding 3rd baseman of all time; no equal - anytime - anywhere! Brooks Robinson made diving catches and threw out runners while laying on the ground. He snared hard line drives and leaped high in the air to rob hitters of extra base hits. Brooks Robinson excelled in the Playoffs and World Series; fans could not believe their eyes at this Hall of Famer's fieldings. Brooks Robinson has the highest fielding average for 3rd. baseman in baseball history, he has the records for most chances, most putouts and most double plays.
He won 16 straight Gold Gloves and led the American League in assists 8 different times. Brooks Robinson played in 18 All-Star games and was Most Valuable Player in 1964. Brooks Robinson's career; played 2896 games, batted over 10,000 times, got 2848 hits, pounded 482 doubles and drove in 1357 runs. Truly 'The Games Greatest Fielding 3rd. Basement'. baseballhistorian.com archives All Rights Reserved Brooks Robinson - The History of Baseball