BALTIMORE (WJZ)– There’s a new attraction at Camden Yards. The big reveal brought out some big names and lots of loyal fans.
Adam May has the story.
Thousands braved the weather for a glimpse of a new statue at Camden Yards honoring Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. He spent 19 seasons with the Orioles, starting back in 1966.
“When I was traded here to Baltimore, I was really crushed,” Robinson said. “But I tell you, it took me a week to get over it. And I was happy to come here and be part of this organization. This ball club, this organization and I came together, and we became recognized over the country.”
That trade from the Reds, blamed on age, has become one of the worst in baseball history.
“A Red executive said he was an old 30. He wasn’t an old 30 because when he got here, he won the Triple Crown and the MVP,” explained Len Coleman, former President of the National League.
Robinson shared the moment with some of his former teammates.
“We had fun playing the game. We played the game the Oriole way. The Oriole way is the correct way of playing the game,” he said.
The Orioles will also unveil five more statues later this season.