Brooks Robinson

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Event:
Brooks Robinson
Start:
March 13, 2014 7:00 pm
End:
March 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Category:
,
Organizer:
mc speckner
Phone:
379-1266
mcspeckner@barth.lib.in.us
Updated:
February 14, 2014
Venue:
Bartholomew County Public Library
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

wilsondougBrooks Robinson won a record 16 straight Gold Gloves and is regarded as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, he was one of the most popular players in the 1960s. Along with his accomplishments on the field, his character and ability as a role model were unique, especially when viewed alongside modern players’ astronomical salaries, steroids, and off-field troubles. Columbus ophthalmologist and author Doug Wilson will discuss his new book about Robinson and the things that made him special, along with a discussion of the interviews with former childhood friends and major league teammates.  This book reminds fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America’s pastime. 

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