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Cal Ripken honors Brooks Robinson in West Baltimore

Posted at 7:36 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 20:41:46-04

BALTIMORE — Royalty in West Baltimore on Tuesday as a hero honors his idol.

Cal Ripken named his 88th Youth Field after everyone's hero, Brooks Robinson. The new Brooks Robinson Field is located at Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore.

Considered the greatest defensive third basemen in major league history, Brooks played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 to 1977.

Brooks was emotional speaking about his childhood, growing up and playing catch.