Brooks Robinson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 07, 2014 | 9:52 AM
Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson will be honored with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.
The event on Nov. 18 recognizes former major leaguers for their on-field accomplishments along with their off-the-field contributions.
Robinson, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, was an 18-time All-Star and 16-time Gold Glove winner during his 23-year career with the Orioles.
Regarded by many as the best defensive third baseman the game has seen, "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" still owns career records for most games played as a third baseman. He also has career records for most assists, putouts and double plays as a third baseman.
He played in four World Series, winning two, in 1966 and 1970, and earning World Series MVP honors in 1970. In 1964, Robinson led the American League in runs batted in and won the American League MVP that year.
Robinson has served as president of the MLBPAA since 1988, dedicating his time to bettering the lives of children through the Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
Also being honored at this year's Legends for Youth Dinner are Hall of Famer Wade Boggs with the 2014 Lifetime Achievment Award and Clint Hurdle with the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award. The 10th annual Heart & Hustle Award will be presented to the active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.