There's nothing that Brooks won't sign
In his lifetime, Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson has given thousands of autographs, scribbling his name on everything from baseball cards to body parts – arms, legs, heads and feet. He has signed body casts, sneakers, golf gloves and footballs.
On Sunday, April 19, Robinson will appear, pen in hand, at a sports memorabilia show at the Pikesville Hilton from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We asked No. 5 to list (and comment on) the strangest items he has been asked to sign:
1. A pet rock
"Remember that fad? I used a Sharpie and the autograph turned out fine."
2. A brassiere
"The woman was wearing it at the time. At a card show in Chicago, she just pulled down her dress a bit and asked me to sign her bra. Who am I to say no to that?"
3. Easter eggs
"Someone wanted them autographed before an egg hunt."
4. A photo of former Orioles teammate Frank Robinson
"The fan didn’t have my picture, so he had me sign Frank’s instead. I did and then wrote, ‘We’re not brothers, just cousins.’ "
5. A musty old locker from the Orioles’ clubhouse at Memorial Stadium
"The guy swore it was my locker too."
Photos: AP (top) and Gene Sweeney Jr. / The Baltimore Sun (bottom)