Monday, March 23, 2009
Meet the Robinsons
Brooks and Frank Robinson. The Orioles had some awesome teams in the mid to late 60s. The 1966 team swept the Koufax-led Dodgers, but I think the 1969 team that eventually lost to the Miracle Mets was better. Great pitching, hitting, and fielding. The 1970 team won the World Series against the Big Red Machine with brilliant fielding plays by Brooks and home run hitting by Frank. In a time of racial turmoil, it was nice to have two heroes, one white, one black, with the same last name on the same team. I was in attendance when Frank hit two grand slams in the same game against the Washington Senators (I about choked on my hot dog)!