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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
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Orioles catcher Gus Triandos dies at 82

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- Gus Triandos, a four-time all-star catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, died at his home in San Jose, Calif., his family said. He was 82.
Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who took Baltimore to four World Series, died of a heart attack while on a cruise, the team said Saturday. He was 82.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Brooks Robinson fractures shoulder

Brooks Robinson fractures shoulder

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles great Brooks Robinson, 74, was recovering in a south Florida hospital Tuesday with a fractured shoulder, a nurse said.
Brooks Robinson on the mend

Brooks Robinson on the mend

BALTIMORE, April 24 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson, rebounding from an infection that landed him in the hospital recently, signed autographs this weekend.

Clemente named to all-time defensive team

PITTSBURGH, June 18 (UPI) -- The late Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente is set to be honored Saturday as a member of the Rawlings Gold Glove All-Time baseball team.

MLB: LA Angels 9, Baltimore 7

BALTIMORE, June 29 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Howie Kendrick in the ninth inning Friday night gave the Los Angeles Angels a 9-7 win over Baltimore and spoiled Aubrey Huff's cycle.

Former Yankee Clete Boyers dies at 70

ATLANTA, June 5 (UPI) -- Clete Boyer, a third baseman who played 16 seasons in the major leagues and helped the New York Yankees to two World Series titles, has died at the age of 70.

World Series Most Valuable Players

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World Series MVPs

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Baltimore 8, Boston 3

BOSTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Tony Batista's two-run homer in the third inning gave him 29 as a third baseman this season -- the most ever by an Oriole at the hot corner -- as Baltimore rall

American League MVP winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners:

World Series MVPs

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Brooks Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame member Brooks Robinson waves to the crowds as he is introduced at induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY on July 25, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. (born May 18, 1937) is a former American professional baseball player. He played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977). Nicknamed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner", he is generally acclaimed as the greatest defensive third-basemen, if not the best fielder, of all time. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career, tied with pitcher Jim Kaat for the second most all-time for any player at any position. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Brooks Calbert and Ethel Mae (née Denker) Robinson. His father worked for a large bakery in Little Rock, Colonial Bakery, and then went to work for the Little Rock Fire Department (rising to the rank of captain-), while his mother at first worked for Sears Roebuck & Company, and then in the controller's office at the state capitol. His father played second base for a semi-pro team. Young Brooks Robinson, Jr., delivered the Arkansas Gazette on this bike, and also operated the scoreboard and sold soft drinks at Lamar Porter Field.

After he graduated from Little Rock High School on May 27, 1955, where he was scouted for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball program in Fayetteville, he played in South America in 1955 and in Cuba in 1957. In the off season of 1956-1957, and then again in 1958, he attended two winter semesters at Little Rock University, majoring in business. He went into the army in 1959, joining the Arkansas National Guard right before he was to be drafted into the United States Army.

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