Brooks Robinson is considered by many to be the greatest defensive third basemen of all time. And why not – the guy won 16 consecutive gold gloves from 1960 – 1975!
He also won the AL MVP in 1964 and the World Series twice, in 1966 and 1970.
Nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” or “Mr. Hoover”, that is what I wanted to convey in this painting – Brooks diving for a ball at the hot corner.
The movement of my brushstrokes helps convey the action and I made sure he had the cartoon bird logo on his hat – which is the best one the Orioles have worn, in my opinion.