Brooks Robinson statue unveiled at Camden Yards

Brooks Robinson, left, and artist Joe Sheppard stand in front of the statue created by Sheppard of "Mr. Oriole" after a dedication ceremony Saturday. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) - A statue of Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson has been unveiled outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Robinson and his wife Connie joined hundreds of fans at a ceremony Saturday to unveil the 9-foot tall bronze statue on the plaza between Washington Boulevard and Russell Street.

The statue depicts Robinson at third base preparing to throw out a runner at first base. A 4 1/2-foot-tall pedestal includes panels describing Robinson's career.

Robinson, known as "Mr. Oriole," played his entire 23-season career for the Orioles, retiring in 1977, and is considered one of the greatest defensive third basemen in baseball history. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.