YORK REVOLUTION TO UNVEIL BROOKS ROBINSON STATUE
First Ever Statue of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson to be Unveiled Saturday, April 5th at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, Pennsylvania .
WHAT: Brooks Robinson Statue Dedication
WHO: National Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, Lorann Jacobs, Artist and creator of the statue, Peter Kirk, Chairman of Opening Day Partners, Jon Danos, President of Opening Day Partners, Joe Musso, York City Official and John Krout, Chair of YCIDA.
WHEN: Saturday, April 5th 1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
WHERE: York Revolution Sovereign Bank Stadium 5 Brooks Robinson Way York, PA 17401
WHY: A statue of Brooks Robinson is set to unveil to kick-off the York Revolution Fan Fest. Though a baseball legend, Brooks Robinson has never had a statue of himself unveiled at any landmark.
It is open to the public as Brooks Robinson and his family witness this historic occasion. The ceremony will include the Statue dedication, a Proclamation of “Brooks Robinson Way” by City Official Joe Musso, unveiling of the statue and will conclude with comments by Brooks Robinson.
A Little History for you……
Brooks Robinson, a 1983 National Hall of Famer, began his professional playing debut in 1955 with the York White Roses and played 23 years with the Baltimore Orioles.
The York Pirates ceased operation after their 1969 season and re-opened as the York Revolution in 2007. The York Revolution is a professional baseball team based in York, Pennsylvania. Before the Revolution, the York community waited 38 years for the return of professional baseball since the York Pirates closed their doors. In 2006, Yorkers chose the name Revolution in a name-the-team-contest and refers to York’s colonial past.
In 2007, the Revolution signed four former Baltimore Orioles to their coaching staff, which included Chris Hoiles, Tippy Martinez, Al Bumbry, and Ryan Minor.
I know what I’m thinking..What about you?
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But no matter how we may feel about the actions, or lack there of from the BALTIMORE O’s, we all LOVE BROOKS!!
So make it day for you to remember, and to share that love with a younger generation.
** Thanks to the folks from Maroon PR for the heads up.