Brooks Robinson Stats

Brooks Robinson was born on Tuesday, May 18, 1937, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Robinson was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 17, 1955, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Brooks Robinson baseball stats page.

"I'm beginning to see Brooks (Robinson) in my sleep. If I dropped a paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first." - Cincinnati Reds Manager / Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson in The Best MLB Infielders of All Time (Alex Monning, Sportszone Publishing, January 2014, Page 26) [ Brooks Robinson Quotes ]
Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Autograph on a 1978 Topps (#4)
Brooks Robinson Autograph on a 1978 Topps (#4)

Birth Name:
Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr.
Nickname:
Hoover - Human Vacuum Cleaner - Mr. Impossible
Born On:
05-18-1937  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Little Rock Central High School (Little Rock, AR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-17-1955 (Age 18)
Last Game:
08-13-1977
Draft:
Not Applicable
Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1955 18 Orioles 6 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
1956 19 Orioles 15 44 5 10 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 .227 .244 .386
1957 20 Orioles 50 117 13 28 6 1 2 0 14 7 0 10 0 1 1 4 .239 .286 .359
1958 21 Orioles 145 463 31 110 16 3 3 0 32 31 1 51 7 1 5 19 .238 .292 .305
1959 22 Orioles 88 313 29 89 15 2 4 0 24 17 5 37 1 0 2 5 .284 .325 .383
1960 23 Orioles 152 595 74 175 27 9 14 1 88 35 0 49 13 8 0 29 .294 .329 .440
1961 24 Orioles 163 668 89 192 38 7 7 0 61 47 2 57 8 9 4 21 .287 .334 .397
1962 25 Orioles 162 634 77 192 29 9 23 2 86 42 3 70 10 10 1 18 .303 .342 .486
1963 26 Orioles 161 589 67 148 26 4 11 0 67 46 4 84 8 4 1 8 .251 .305 .365
1964 27 Orioles 163 612 82 194 35 3 28 0 118 51 10 64 8 10 4 17 .317 .368 .521
1965 28 Orioles 144 559 81 166 25 2 18 0 80 47 9 47 4 4 2 15 .297 .351 .445
1966 29 Orioles 157 620 91 167 35 2 23 0 100 56 11 36 1 4 5 18 .269 .333 .444
1967 30 Orioles 158 610 88 164 25 5 22 0 77 54 9 54 5 8 4 21 .269 .328 .434
1968 31 Orioles 162 608 65 154 36 6 17 0 75 44 11 55 3 8 4 12 .253 .304 .416
1969 32 Orioles 156 598 73 140 21 3 23 0 84 56 10 55 3 10 3 19 .234 .298 .395
1970 33 Orioles 158 608 84 168 31 4 18 1 94 53 5 53 1 7 4 18 .276 .335 .429
1971 34 Orioles 156 589 67 160 21 1 20 2 92 63 8 50 1 7 3 15 .272 .341 .413
1972 35 Orioles 153 556 48 139 23 2 8 0 64 43 4 45 4 7 2 12 .250 .303 .342
1973 36 Orioles 155 549 53 141 17 2 9 0 72 55 5 50 8 4 3 19 .257 .326 .344
1974 37 Orioles 153 553 46 159 27 0 7 0 59 56 13 47 5 5 3 14 .288 .353 .374
1975 38 Orioles 144 482 50 97 15 1 6 0 53 44 10 33 8 4 1 6 .201 .267 .274
1976 39 Orioles 71 218 16 46 8 2 3 0 11 8 0 24 3 2 1 5 .211 .240 .307
1977 40 Orioles 24 47 3 7 2 0 1 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 0 2 .149 .212 .255
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
23 Years 2,896 10,654 1,232 2,848 482 68 268 6 1,357 860 120 990 101 114 53 297 .267 .322 .401
Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1955 Orioles 3B 6 6 132 12 2.0 10 2 8 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.05
1956 Orioles 2B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1956 Orioles 3B 14 9 303 36 2.6 34 9 25 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 3.03
1957 Orioles 3B 47 32 852 103 2.2 100 34 66 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.17
1958 Orioles 2B 16 0 72 15 0.9 14 6 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 5.25
1958 Orioles 3B 140 126 3,357 447 3.2 426 151 275 21 30 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.43
1959 Orioles 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Orioles 3B 87 80 2,169 292 3.4 279 92 187 13 25 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.47
1960 Orioles 2B 3 0 12 5 1.7 5 3 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1960 Orioles 3B 152 152 447 511 3.4 499 171 328 12 34 n/a n/a n/a .977 30.14
1961 Orioles 2B 2 0 6 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1961 Orioles 3B 163 162 474 496 3.0 482 151 331 14 34 n/a n/a n/a .972 27.46
1961 Orioles SS 1 0 6 6 6.0 6 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 27.00
1962 Orioles 2B 2 0 6 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1962 Orioles 3B 162 162 462 513 3.2 502 163 339 11 32 n/a n/a n/a .979 29.34
1962 Orioles SS 3 0 21 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1963 Orioles 3B 160 158 468 495 3.1 483 153 330 12 43 n/a n/a n/a .976 27.87
1963 Orioles SS 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1964 Orioles 3B 163 163 486 494 3.0 480 153 327 14 40 n/a n/a n/a .972 26.67
1965 Orioles 3B 143 143 3,894 455 3.2 440 144 296 15 36 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.05
1966 Orioles 3B 157 157 462 499 3.2 487 174 313 12 26 n/a n/a n/a .976 28.46
1967 Orioles 3B 158 158 4,239 563 3.6 552 147 405 11 37 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.52
1968 Orioles 3B 162 161 477 537 3.3 521 168 353 16 31 n/a n/a n/a .970 29.49
1969 Orioles 3B 156 156 4,176 546 3.5 533 163 370 13 37 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.45
1970 Orioles 3B 156 156 438 495 3.2 478 157 321 17 30 n/a n/a n/a .966 29.47
1971 Orioles 3B 156 155 4,113 501 3.2 485 131 354 16 35 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.18
1972 Orioles 3B 152 149 3,969 473 3.1 462 129 333 11 27 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.14
1973 Orioles 3B 154 151 4,023 498 3.2 483 129 354 15 25 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.24
1974 Orioles 3B 153 151 4,086 543 3.5 525 115 410 18 44 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.47
1975 Orioles 3B 143 134 3,669 431 3.0 422 96 326 9 30 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.11
1976 Orioles 3B 71 59 1,653 191 2.7 185 59 126 6 11 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.02
1977 Orioles 3B 15 10 300 34 2.3 34 6 28 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 2,870 2,790 44,649 9,165 3.2 8,902 2,697 6,205 263 618 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.38
2B Totals 25 0 105 23 0.9 22 10 12 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.66
SS Totals 5 0 36 8 1.6 8 5 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
23 Years 2,900 2,790 44,790 9,196 3.2 8,932 2,712 6,220 264 621 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.38
Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1955 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 22.0 - - -
1956 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 44.0 8.8 44.0 - - -
1957 Orioles 1 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 58.5 11.7 8.4 - - -
1958 Orioles 1 2 .333 4 3 n/a 154.3 9.1 14.5 - - -
1959 Orioles 2 2 .500 1 1 n/a 78.3 8.5 13.0 - - -
1960 Orioles 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 42.5 12.1 6.8 - - -
1961 Orioles 1 3 .250 0 0 n/a 95.4 11.7 11.0 - - -
1962 Orioles 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 27.6 9.1 7.4 - - -
1963 Orioles 2 3 .400 1 1 n/a 53.5 7.0 8.8 - - -
1964 Orioles 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 21.9 9.6 5.2 - - -
1965 Orioles 3 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 31.1 11.9 7.0 - - -
1966 Orioles 2 3 .400 0 0 n/a 27.0 17.2 6.2 - - -
1967 Orioles 1 3 .250 0 0 n/a 27.7 11.3 7.9 - - -
1968 Orioles 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 35.8 11.1 8.1 - - -
1969 Orioles 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 26.0 10.9 7.1 - - -
1970 Orioles 1 1 .500 2 0 n/a 33.8 11.5 6.5 - - -
1971 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 29.5 11.8 6.4 - - -
1972 Orioles 1 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 69.5 12.4 8.7 - - -
1973 Orioles 2 0 1.000 1 0 0 61.0 11.0 7.6 - - -
1974 Orioles 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 79.0 11.8 9.4 - - -
1975 Orioles 0 0 .000 2 0 0 80.3 14.6 9.1 - - -
1976 Orioles 0 0 .000 4 0 0 72.7 9.1 19.8 - - -
1977 Orioles 0 0 .000 9 0 0 47.0 11.8 11.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
23 Years 28 22 .560 34 5 0 39.8 10.8 7.9 - - -
Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

$6,000.00
-
-
$8,000.00
-
-
$10,500.00
-
-
$11,000.00
-
-
$15,000.00
-
-
$18,500.00
-
$20,000.00
-
$25,000.00
-
$35,000.00
-
$35,000.00
-
$50,000.00
-
$54,000.00
$75,000.00
-
$81,000.00
-
$88,000.00
$90,000.00
$100,000.00
$110,000.00
-
$110,000.00
-
$115,000.00
-
$115,000.00
-
-
$120,000.00
-
-
$110,000.00
-
-


Did you know that Brooks "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" Robinson, the greatest defensive third baseman in Major League history (16 Gold Gloves / 16 Consecutive) is often described as a slow baserunner (he does hold the big league record for hitting into the most triple plays [4] in history), yet he remains the first Baltimore Orioles (not the first in franchise history / 5 cycles occurred in St. Louis) player to hit for the cycle ( July 15, 1960 ) and was the player in Major League history to start two triple plays during the same season (1973)?

Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson were the first two players inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame. In 1977, Brooks' #5 was retired by Baltimore and in 1983, Mr. Impossible was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot (receiving 91.98% on the votes). Let's take a brief look at his time before and during baseball:

Before the Big Leagues

After Brooks graduated from Little Rock High School on May 27, 1955, where he was scouted for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball program in Fayetteville, he played in South America in 1955 and in Cuba in 1957. In the off season of 1956 through 1957, and then again in 1958, he attended two winter semesters at Little Rock University (he did not play baseball), majoring in business. He went into the army in 1959, joining the Arkansas National Guard right before he was to be drafted into the United States Army.

On to the Big Leagues

Robinson was drafted by the Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1955. In 1964, Robinson had his best season offensively, hitting for a .318 batting average with 28 home runs and led the league with 118 runs batted in, winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award. In the American League MVP voting, he received 18 of the 20 first-place votes, with Mickey Mantle finishing second. In 1966, he was voted the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player , and finished second to teammate Frank Robinson in the American League Most Valuable Player Award voting, as the Orioles went on to win the 1966 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the 1970 post-season, Robinson hit for a .583 batting average in the 1970 American League Championship Series against the Minnesota Twins. In the 1970 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, Robinson had a .429 batting average with 2 home runs; however, it was his defensive prowess at third base that stood out, making several impressive plays during the series that robbed the Reds of apparent base hits. His performance won him the World Series Most Valuable Player Award , as well as the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year. After the 1970 World Series , Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson quipped, "I'm beginning to see Brooks in my sleep. If I dropped this paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first."

In his playing career, Robinson was selected for the All-Star team in 15 consecutive years (1960-74), and played in four World Series.He compiled a .267 career batting average with 2,848 hits, 268 home runs and 1357 runs batted in. Robinson led the American League in fielding percentage a record 11 times, and at the time of his retirement, his .971 career fielding average was the highest ever for a third baseman.His totals of 2,870 games played at third base, 2,697 career putouts, 6,205 career assists, 8,902 career total chances and 618 double plays were records for third basemen at the time of his retirement. Robinson's 23 seasons with one team set a new Major League record, since tied by Carl Yastrzemski . Only Yastrzemski (3,308), Hank Aaron (3,076) and Stan Musial (3,026) played more games for one franchise.

Brooks Robinson Hall of Fame Plaque
Brooks Robinson | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1983 ( HOF )
In 1964, Brooks Robinson led the American League in runs batted in, sacrifice flies, and like always, virtually all defensive statistics (putouts, assists, chances, total chances, double plays, and fielding percentage at third base). Hoover won the Most Valuable Player Award , the first ever earned by a Baltimore Orioles player in franchise history.

Last-Modified: October 3, 2018 2:23 AM EST

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15m
eMail of the Day: "Besides Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, what players married famous people?" When Misty May mar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19h
Happy Birthday to O-Dog. Won Gold Glove at 2B with (AL) #Toronto #BlueJays, then with (NL) #Arizona #Diamondbacks -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac12 Dec
eMail of the Day: "Was Ichiro the oldest player to hit a lead-off ding-dong in a game that ended with a 1-0 score?"… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac12 Dec
Joe DiMaggio said, "He had no superior at protecting the foul line." Historian #BillJames developed list of questio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Dec
@K68519943 BIG TIME - he's hit 21 dingers in his entire career, six was the most ever in a season (2014), but he do… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Dec
@Ruben_datitos Yeah, that one was a bit of a no-brainer. I did enjoy finding out all the 40-or-older pitchers who h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Dec
#WayWayWaybackWednesday: In 1893, Sliding Billy Hamilton hit a lead-off HR & walk-off HR in same game - a feat not… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Dec
eMail of the Day: "Now that its the off-season, I'm wondering what pitchers hit a homer on their birthday during th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Dec
We've always had dozens of no-hitter records on #BaseballAlmanac, today, we added Oldest Pitcher to Throw a No-Hitt… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac11 Dec
#WaybackWednesday: Amos Rusie (20 yrs, 62 days) & Vida Blue (21 yrs, 55 days) were youngest pitchers to throw no-hi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac10 Dec
DYK the SPITBALL was once legal? OTD1919, NL owners voted against "freak pitching deliveries of all kinds." Several… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac10 Dec
#TuesdayTrivia: Switch-hitting batting champions aren't that common. In the American League, we've seen Bernie Will… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac10 Dec
@SINCConference @AP And one we think they should seriously consider! We brought this up at least a decade ago, and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac09 Dec
#mondaymorning minutia: Andy Etchebarren, the last batter Sandy Koufax faced before retiring, died in October. This… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac09 Dec
#MondayMemories: Born OTD1928, Joe DeMaestri once went 6-for-6, made history with #Athletics in #Philadelphia &… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac09 Dec
If #Baseball #HOF starts including photographers, inaugural class should include Ed Reinke (@AP). Our Instagram (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac09 Dec
Updated 7 #HOF pages -- TRULY enjoyed the "work" that (finally) had to be done. Charts include Alphabetical, Electi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac08 Dec
OTD1991: Julio Machado, a rising star with the #Brewers, was involved in a fatal shooting in #Venezuela. The former… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac08 Dec
Shoutout to author Jonathan A. Fink (@scooterfink) who made our month! Received signed & inscribed Baseball Gods ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac08 Dec
eMail of the day: "Who is the youngest player in the NL to win a batting title?" Answer: Instead of just replying,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version