Friday, April 4, 2008

Brooks Robinson Statue To Be Unveiled This Afternoon In York, Pa.

If any of you have the afternoon free, you may want to head up north on I-83 for a special event. Oriole legend and Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is being honored with a statue in front of the home of the York Revolution, Sovereign Bank Stadium.


First Ever Statue of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson to be Unveiled Saturday, April 5th at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, Pennsylvania .

WHAT: Brooks Robinson Statue Dedication

WHO: National Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, Lorann Jacobs, Artist and creator of the statue, Peter Kirk, Chairman of Opening Day Partners, Jon Danos, President of Opening Day Partners, Joe Musso, York City Official and John Krout, Chair of YCIDA.

WHEN: Saturday, April 5th 1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

WHERE: York Revolution Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way York, PA 17401

WHY: A statue of Brooks Robinson is set to unveil to kick-off the York Revolution Fan Fest. Though a baseball legend, Brooks Robinson has never had a statue of himself unveiled at any landmark.

It is open to the public as Brooks Robinson and his family witness this historic occasion. The ceremony will include the Statue dedication, a Proclamation of “Brooks Robinson Way” by City Official Joe Musso, unveiling of the statue and will conclude with comments by Brooks Robinson.

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Meanwhile, the Baltimore Sun's Rick Mease wonders why the Orioles have not honored Brooks in the way that York has, and how the team could have possibly done more to immortalize the legend in Baltimore.

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