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Articles tagged: Brooks Robinson

Awesome photo of MLB legends having lunch together goes viral

Ozzie Smith waving

Jul 30, 2017; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame player Ozzie Smith is introduced during the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Clark Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Old-school baseball fans will enjoy the one-of-a-kind picture that is going viral this week.

An awesome photo made the rounds on social media of a lunch meet-up that several MLB legends recently had. Keith Hernandez, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, Steve Garvey, Jim Kaat, and Ozzie Smith were among those in attendance. Actor Joe Piscopo was also present at the table. Take a look.

For those keeping score at home, that is four Hall of Famers at one table. Also represented are 65 combined All-Star selections, 70 combined Gold Glove awards, nine combined World Series titles, and five combined MVP awards (plus the guy who played Doug Bigelow in “Dead Heat”).

This year, we have already seen some phenomenal group pictures of iconic athletes go viral. But when it comes to baseball greats, it does not get much better than the picture that you see above.

Manny Machado goes Brooks Robinson on play in the field (Video)

Manny Machado continues to impress for the Baltimore Orioles, and this time the 21-year-old showed his talent with a brilliant play in the field.

Manny MachadoNew York Yankees third baseman Luis Cruz hit a grounder down the third base line in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game that should have easily gone for an infield single, but Machado robbed him. Machado tried to field the ball with his backhand, bobbled it, stuck with it, scooped up the ball, and made a throw from about 10-15 feet in foul territory across the diamond to get Cruz at first all while his body was carrying him towards the dugout. It was a sensational play, and it reminded many of the play defensive wizard Brooks Robinson made in the 1970 World Series.

The difference between the two is that Robinson fielded his ball cleanly, but Machado still did an awesome job sticking with the ball to make the throw.