It’s July 31, which means there are several Baltimore Orioles history items from which to choose today.
For example …
- 1971: Pat Dobson winning his eighth decision in the month of July on his way to being one of four 20-game winners in Baltimore during the 1971 season. Still amazing.
- 2000: BJ Surhoff being surprised and very much saddened by a late trade to the Atlanta Braves. Still heart-wrenching.
- 2003: Sir Sidney getting traded to the San Francisco Giants. Still amusing because, well, Sir Sidney.
But today belongs to Brooks Robinson, who entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame on this day in 1983. Read his Hall of Fame bio and then watch his induction speech below. It was a pretty good summer to be an Orioles fan.