Brooks Robinson

Hall of Fame

Third Base

1955—1977

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#44
Third Base RANK
#8

Player Detail

Brooks Calbert
GIVEN NAME
Robinson
SURNAME
May 18, 1937, in Little Rock, AR
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1955—1977
Playing Career
Played from 18-40
PLAYING AGE
Baltimore Orioles
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
The Birds
PRIMARY TEAM
1966, 1970
World Series titles
Human Vacuum Cleaner,Mr. Impossible
NICKNAME
5
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 17, 1955
Major League Debut
August 13, 1977
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Brooks Robinson?

Made several tremendous plays at third base in the 1970 World Series for the Orioles. Universally regarded as the greatest defensive third baseman in baseball history.

50

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

80

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Brooks credited hitting coach and former outfielder Gene Woodling with helping him become a better hitter early in his career.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2896
2848
268
1357
.267
18 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1964 AL MVP
All-Century Team

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1968 Orioles

31 Years Old

.253
AVG
17
HR
75
RBI
65
RUNS
.304
OBP
154
HITS
36
2B
6
3B
.416
SLG
44
BB
1
SB
8.4
WAR
Best defensive season ever by a third baseman.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.267
.322
.401

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.723
.701
103.6

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
62.1
57.0

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Brooks Robinson Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Robinson
543
145
63
25
3
14
69
44
50
1
217
192
.267
.322
.401
723
AVG 3B
533
135
65
21
3
12
72
54
73
6
201
192
.254
.324
.377
.701

Brooks Robinson Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
8
7
10
8
6
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Third Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
7
10
8
8
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Brooks Robinson PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
78.4
45.8
33.3
24.1
4.38
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Brooks Robinson
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
355.0
182.3
132.4
86.5
19.8
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Brooks Robinson
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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