WASHINGTON — Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson learned Wednesday that one of his gloves is to be displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, along with a trove of other artifacts from the careers of Willie Mays, Ted Williams and other baseball icons.
“They’ll still remember me,” said the 80-year-old former third baseman, winner of 16 Gold Glove awards for his defensive prowess.
And then: “What glove is it?”
It’s a weathered Rawlings glove from the 1974 season with “Brooks” scrawled in faded black ink on the little finger.
On Wednesday, the Smithsonian said it was adding the glove along with about a dozen other baseball items,...