Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson will attend the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors public input session July 20 to support the effort to bring minor league baseball to the area.
Robinson, a former longtime Baltimore Oriole, is a member of the Kincora Baseball Advisory board of directors, which is directing an effort to bring an Atlantic League franchise to the county in 2011. He is also in the ownership group of three Atlantic League teams.
“Brooks has developed a passion for the Atlantic League by being a hands-on owner,” said John Horshok, chairman of the advisory board. “His contributions to the game of baseball are legendary, but it was his specific support and involvement in the Atlantic League that got our attention when we weighed our best baseball franchise options.”
The franchise has already been negotiated and fire up in 2011 if the BoS approves.
Brooks Robinson played the game for 23 years with the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 to 1977. He was elected to the Hall of Fame on his 1st try in 1983 and was named to the All Century Team in 1999, one of just 25 players so honored. Loudoun should be pleased he’s coming for a visit!
The Kincora development that contains the proposed stadium appears well thought-out and if you haven’t heard much about it, you should have a look at the Kincora site and really look around.