Brooks Robinson was so revered in Baltimore that his first name is all that’s necessary to reference him as an Orioles legend and Hall of Famer.
Before honoring the man himself at the final Legends Park statue ceremony on Sept. 29 at Camden Yards, the Orioles are honoring his name with a clever sweepstakes.
Former Associated Press sportswriter Gordon Beard once wrote, “Brooks never asked anyone to name a candy bar after him. In Baltimore, people named their children after him.”
Playing off of that sentiment, the team will choose five fans with the first or middle name “Brooks” to win two tickets to the Sept. 29 game with special access to that day’s sculpture unveiling.
To qualify for the contest, fans must be over 18 and residences of Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia. The winners will be required to show valid identification to prove their name includes Brooks.
The club asks that fans visit www.orioles.com/brooks between now and Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. to enter the sweepstakes. The winners will be notified within 24 hours of the conclusion of the contest.
While tickets and access will be provided, hotel and travel costs will not be included.