Brooks Robinson Authentic Rawlings Big Stick Autographed Bat. Brooks Robinson played all 23 years of his magnificent career as a Baltimore Oriole, retiring in 1977. He finished with a lifetime .267 average and 268 home runs with 1357 RBIs. Brooks finished in the top 10 of MVP voting 7 times. He finished third in MVP voting in 1960, 9th in 1962, won the MVP in 1964, finished third in 1965, 2nd in 1966, 7th in 1970, and 4th in 1971. Brooks won the Gold Glove for his magnificent play at third base 16 consecutive times, holding a monopoly over the position from 1960-1975! He was inducted into the hall of fame in 1983.