He was a rare first ballot Hall of Famer. As a third baseman, they called him “the Human Vacuum Cleaner” and “Mr. Hoover.” Brooks Robinson was the best defensive third baseman to ever play the game of baseball. His defense was flawless and a joy to behold. Setting a record, he won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards! Playing his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles, he also set the record for 23 seasons with the same team. No one in baseball history is anywhere near his record 2,870 career games at third base. What a career.