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Brooks

The Biography Of Brooks Robinson

By Doug Wilson, 1961-

Finalist for the 2014 Casey Award!

Selected by the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the 2014 author's series

Brooks Robinson is one of baseball’s most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field.

Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball’s Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball’s most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality.

Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low-paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today’s baseball players.

In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off-field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America’s favorite pastime.


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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Doug, 1961-
Summary: "Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low-paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off-field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson / Doug Wilson.
Publisher Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Subject: Robinson, Brooks, 1937- Baseball players -- United States -- Biography. African American baseball players -- Biography. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports. SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General.
Isbn: 9781250033048 (hardback) 1250033047 (hardback)
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Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Doug, 1961-
Summary: "Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low-paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off-field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson / Doug Wilson.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Description: ix, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Robinson, Brooks, 1937-
Subjects: Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: African American baseball players -- Biography.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports.
Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General.
Other Title: Brooks Robinson
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-326) and index.
LCCN: 2013031434
ISBN: 9781250033048 (hardback)
ISBN: 1250033047 (hardback)
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Call Number: B Robinson