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Following Brooks Robinson as the team's starting 3rd baseman is about as hard as it gets.

I remember reading this article from Sports Illustrated when I was in 8th grade, in the spring of 1979:

He's Out From Under The Shadow: Doug DeCinces has Finally Put a Stop to Oriole Supporters' Babbling for Brooks

(By Jim Kaplan)

http://www.si.com/vault/1979/04/23/823555/hes-out-from-under-the-shadow-doug-decinces-has-finally-put-a-stop-to-oriole-supporters-babbling-for-brooks

Happy 64th birthday, Mr. DeCinces. :cool:

Excellent article, by the way.

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Following Brooks Robinson as the team's starting 3rd baseman is about as hard as it gets.

Yeah that's a tough act to follow and I did view him as disappointment back in the day. Certainly unfairly in retrospect. He was a pretty good ball player.

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Following Brooks Robinson as the team's starting 3rd baseman is about as hard as it gets.

I remember reading this article from Sports Illustrated when I was in 8th grade, in the spring of 1979:

He's Out From Under The Shadow: Doug DeCinces has Finally Put a Stop to Oriole Supporters' Babbling for Brooks

(By Jim Kaplan)

http://www.si.com/vault/1979/04/23/823555/hes-out-from-under-the-shadow-doug-decinces-has-finally-put-a-stop-to-oriole-supporters-babbling-for-brooks

Happy 64th birthday, Mr. DeCinces. :cool:

Excellent article, by the way.

Happy 65th birthday, Mr. DeCinces.

Welcome to senior citizenship.

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IMO the Orioles trade of DeCinces to the Angels for Dan Ford was one of the worst trades that the Orioles made.

I understand that they were creating a spot for Cal Ripken, but Ripken's move to short early in the 1982 made third base a black hole. ( Gulliver, Rayford, etc,.) Moreover, Ford was underwhelming in his tenure here.

DeCinces had the misfortune of replacing a legend, he had an excellent major league career.

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Following Brooks Robinson as the team's starting 3rd baseman is about as hard as it gets.

I remember reading this article from Sports Illustrated when I was in 8th grade, in the spring of 1979:

He's Out From Under The Shadow: Doug DeCinces has Finally Put a Stop to Oriole Supporters' Babbling for Brooks

(By Jim Kaplan)

http://www.si.com/vault/1979/04/23/823555/hes-out-from-under-the-shadow-doug-decinces-has-finally-put-a-stop-to-oriole-supporters-babbling-for-brooks

Happy 64th birthday, Mr. DeCinces. :cool:

Excellent article, by the way.

Happy birthday again, Doug.

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