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BABE RUTH MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE BROOKS ROBINSON AT ANNUAL GALA, OCTOBER 26th
The Babe Ruth Museum announced that its fall gala will celebrate legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman and National Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. “An Evening with Brooks,” will take place on Monday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in downtown Baltimore .
Robinson established a standard of excellence for modern-day third basemen. He played 23 seasons for the Orioles, setting Major League career records for games, putouts, assists, chances, double plays and fielding percentage.
A clutch hitter, Robinson totaled 268 career home runs, at one time an American League record for third basemen. He earned the league’s MVP Award in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970, when he hit .429 and made a collection of defensive gems. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983 after receiving 344 votes of 374 ballots cast (91.98%).
Highly regarded for his defensive ability, he was named as the third baseman for the Rawlings 50th Anniversary All-Time Gold Glove Team. Over his career, Robinson won 16 Gold Gloves. Each year, the Babe Ruth Museum’s fall gala celebrates a significant figure or crowning achievement in Maryland sports history.
The evening on October 26th will begin with a VIP/Cocktail reception, followed by a program honoring Robinson. The event will include tributes to Robinson from some special guests, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations, an open premium bar and silent auction.
Sponsorship opportunities for the gala range from $2,500 to $25,000, and tickets are available at either $105 for the cocktail reception and program or $55 for the program only.
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