Brooks Robinson statue

 Brooks Robinson statue, public art, Baltimore,

Public Art: Brooks Robinson statue

Sculptor: © Joseph Sheppard

Description: The 9ft, 1500lb bronze statue is of famed Oriole's 3rd baseman, Brooks Robinson. The statue depicts Robinson standing at third base,  preparing to throw a runner out at first base. His glove is of course, gold. The base of the statue is made from Atlantic Cambrian Black from a quarry in Quebec, Canada.

Date Unveiled: The statue was placed on it pedestal on the 11th of October, 2011 and unveiled on the 22nd by Governor Martin O'Malley, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Jeff Idelson, the President of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Emmy-nominated Baltimore actor Josh Charles, Principal Sponsor Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr, and sculptor Joseph Sheppard. Brooks and his family were also in attendance for the unveiling.

Fabricated : The Massimo Del Chiaro Artistic Foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy

Inscription:

Brooks Robinson statue

Brooks Robinson was the second person to ever receive the Roberto Clemente Award, granted to the baseball player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual's contribution to his team.

In 1970, Brooks was named the S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year, an award granted to the top professional athlete in all United States sports that year. Brooks was elected in 1999 to the Major League baseball All-Century Team - the best players at each position from 1900 through 1999.

There's not a man who knows him who wouldn't swear for his integrity and honesty and give testimony to his consideration of others. He's an extraordinary human being, which is important, and the world's greatest third baseman of all time, which is incidental."

- Sportswriter John Steadman

Location: The Brooks Robinson statue is located on a plaza between Russell Street and Washington Boulevard, just northwest of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Trivia: The Brooks Robinson bronze was created at the Italian foundry using a version of the Lost Wax technique.

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