Brooks Robinson, Washington Orioles Hall of Famer, was told that his glove would soon be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The news was a surprise to the 80-year-old third baseman.
Smithsonian announced Wednesday that Robinson’s weathered glove he utilized during the 1974 season would join the other historical artifacts in the museum. Additionally, a bat and glove utilized by Hank Aaron, a jersey and hat worn by Ted Williams will also be added to the collection.
Several artifacts utilized by Robinson, who was inducted in Cooperstown, New York Hall of Fame in 1983, during his professional baseball career, including a glove he wore during the 1970 World Series.
Robinson played with the Orioles from 1955 to 1977, earning the title of the longest-tenured Oriole player of all time.