In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the celebratory day to honor the retirement of BROOKS ROBINSON in 1977, the Orioles will host ‘Thanks Brooks Day,’ on Saturday, September 24, as they face the Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m. Robinson will be in attendance for the game at Camden Yards, to participate in the festivities which include:
Gate Giveaway: The first 15,000 fans, 15 and over, will receive a poster print of Norman Rockwell’s ‘Gee, Thanks Brooks’ painting.
Pregame Ceremony: Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as Robinson will greet fans throughout the ballpark as he is driven around the warning track, an ode to the ceremonial events of 1977.
In-Game Items: Throughout the game, lucky fans will have the chance to win posters autographed by Robinson himself, and the videoboards will show highlights of his illustrious career. Additional in-game elements will be announced at Orioles.com/ThanksBrooks.
In the Community: On behalf of ‘Thanks Brooks Day,’ the Orioles will host members of local community organizations, with donated tickets to thank them for their commitment to the Baltimore community.
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.
To purchase tickets, visit Orioles.com/Tickets.