'Thanks, Brooks Day' - September 24, 2022

Thanks, Brooks Day

Join us as we celebrate and honor the 45th Anniversary of Brooks Robinson's retirement. Taking the atmosphere back to 1977, the Orioles will celebrate with a pregame ceremony and a poster print of Norman Rockwell’s “Gee, Thanks Brooks” painting, for the first 15,000 fans 15 & over.

A first-ballot National Baseball Hall of Famer in 1983, ‘Mr. Oriole’ spent 23 seasons with the club, starting in 20 consecutive Opening Day games. He won the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1964 and holds the record for most Gold Gloves by a position player with 16. On September 18, 1977, Orioles fans flocked to Memorial Stadium for ‘Thanks, Brooks Day’ to recognize and honor the historic career of their beloved third baseman as he retired following the conclusion of that season. Robinson currently serves as a Special Advisor and Community Liaison for the Orioles.

Additional Gameday Celebrations Include:

  • Poster giveaway of Norman Rockwell's “Gee, Thanks Brooks” to the first 15,000 fans 15 & over
  • Special pregame ceremony featuring Brooks Robinson greeting fans as he is driven around the warning track
  • A chance to win a Norman Rockwell poster autographed by Brooks Robinson
  • On behalf of ‘Thanks Brooks Day,’ the Orioles have donated tickets to the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore, to attend Saturday's game
  • Memorabilia from Brooks's career will be on display in the Oriole Park 30th Anniversary Exhibit, located on the concourse behind home plate, including his 1966 World Series ring, a copy of his first contract from 1955, and much more
Thanks, Brooks Day