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Brook Robinson, the baseball legend from Arkansas, was honored on Saturday



Little Rock, Arkansas – Lamar Porter Field in Little Rock hosted a memorial service on Saturday morning for baseball icon and native of Arkansas, Brooks Robinson.

The Lamar Porter Field trustees arranged the homage, when friends, relatives, and former teammates came to share recollections.

In the 1950s, Robinson played at Lamar Porter Field after being born in Little Rock in 1937.
After that, he had an outstanding career with the Baltimore Orioles, winning 16 gold gloves in addition to MVP awards in the American League and World Series, among many other accolades.

“He wanted to be a baseball player since he was a baby, almost,” brother Gary Robinson said. “He would play catch with my dad out in the yard when he was just 2 and 3 years old and he always wanted to be, now he probably never knew he would be as great a baseball player as he turned out to be.”

Brooks Robinson died in 2023.

At the vent, a third base sign and a memorial plaque were unveiled.

Money was raised for the Lamar Porter Field maintenance and renovation fund during the ceremony on Saturday.


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