When in doubt, go with Brooks Robinson, No. 5.
Lorann Jacobs works on a clay model, part of the Brooks Robinson statue she is sculpting for the plaza named after the former York White Roses and Baltimore O’s star outside Sovereign Bank Stadium in York.
Sculptor Lorann Jacobs had to check some facts before her work on the Brooks Robinson statue, to be unveiled this summer at York’s new baseball stadium.
She tried to verify Robinson’s number when he played for the York White Roses in 1955.
Even Brooks couldn’t remember his number. (An old photograph with No. 36 written on it suggests that might have been his number.)
She went with the famous No. 5 he wore as an Oriole, and the number he donned in both the White Roses’ and Revs’ jerseys that he wore in festivities before the Revs home opener Friday night… .
According to Jim Seip, owner Peter Kirk also wanted to ensure that Brooks had a left-hand glove in the monument.
In work on Camden Yards’ Babe Ruth statue, the left-handed Ruth had a left-hand glove.
Jacobs’ statue will get it right.