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Archive for December 2007

BROOKS ROBINSON – 1962 Most Valuable Oriole

December 17, 2007

Brooks Robinson became the first multiple winner of Most Valuable Oriole honors in 1962, reclaiming his title a season after being miscast as a leadoff hitter.  Though he started both All-Star Games in 1961 and earned his second straight Gold Glove, Robinson’s home run total dropped in half and he was overshadowed nationally by Yankees third-sacker […]

DICK WILLIAMS – The Hall of Fame welcomes another Oriole

December 10, 2007

When Dick Williams got voted into the baseball Hall of Fame last week by the Veterans Committee, he was lauded for managing “The Swingin’ A’s” to World Series titles in 1972 & 1973.  There were fond recollections of his “Impossible Dream” Red Sox, who won the American League pennant in 1967, and flashbacks to his surprising […]