The loooong overdue Brooks Robinson statue, created by Baltimore artist Joseph Sheppard, is being unveiled this Saturday at noon on the plaza between Russell Street and Washington Boulevard, just northwest of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The design for the bronze statue, which is 9-feet tall and weighs 1,500 pounds—or roughly the size that Brooks appeared to opposing batters when he was patrolling third base—has been kept under wraps.
Along with Brooks himself, Govenor Martin O'Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Senator Barbara Mikulski, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Jeff Idelson, and Baltimore actor Josh Charles (The Good Wife), will all be on hand for the festivities, which are open to the public. (There will be live music and, of course, the Oriole bird for the kids.)
We're positively thrilled about this much-deserved tribute to the Human Vacuum Cleaner and we can't wait to take dorky pictures in front of it next spring.
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