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The greatest fielding third baseman in the history of baseball, Brooks Robinson spent all 23 seasons of his major league career playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He was selected four times as his team's Most Valuable Player, played in 18 consecutive All-Star games, and received 16 consecutive Golden Glove awards as the best third baseman in the American League. Since his retirement in 1977, he has provided color commentary for the Orioles' television broadcasts and served as President of the Major League Baseball Players' Alumni Association. In 1983, his first year of eligibility, Brooks Robinson was officially elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in a landslide, receiving 92 percent of the votes cast. In this audio podcast, recorded at the Academy of Achievement's 1984 gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brooks Robinson recalls his childhood dream of becoming a professional baseball player and the years he spent practicing and perfecting his skills until it became a reality. He shares some advice he received from a mentor about the power of the three Ps: practice, perseverance, and prayer.

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Brooks Robinson

The greatest fielding third baseman in the history of baseball, Brooks Robinson spent all 23 seasons of his major league career playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He was selected four times as his team's Most Valuable Player, played in 18 consecutive All-Star games, and received 16 consecutive Golden Glove awards as the best third baseman in the American League. Since his retirement in 1977, he has provided color commentary for the Orioles' television broadcasts and served as President of the Major League Baseball Players' Alumni Association. In 1983, his first year of eligibility, Brooks Robinson was officially elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in a landslide, receiving 92 percent of the votes cast. In this audio podcast, recorded at the Academy of Achievement's 1984 gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brooks Robinson recalls his childhood dream of becoming a professional baseball player and the years he spent practicing and perfecting his skills until it became a reality. He s...

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Brooks Robinson

The greatest fielding third baseman in the history of baseball, Brooks Robinson spent all 23 seasons of his major league career playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He was selected four times as his team's Most Valuable Player, played in 18 consecutive All-Star games, and received 16 consecutive Golden Glove awards as the best third baseman in the American League. Since his retirement in 1977, he has provided color commentary for the Orioles' television broadcasts and served as President of the Major League Baseball Players' Alumni Association. In 1983, his first year of eligibility, Brooks Robinson was officially elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in a landslide, receiving 92 percent of the votes cast. In this audio podcast, recorded at the Academy of Achievement's 1984 gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brooks Robinson recalls his childhood dream of becoming a professional baseball player and the years he spent practicing and perfecting his skills until it became a reality. He s...

8 MIN1984 JUL 7
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Brooks Robinson
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