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Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:07 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson was injured in a fall Friday night, reports Joe Capozzi of Fish Tank blog. Robinson fell backward off a stage at a pre-game dinner for the Joe DiMaggio Legends Game in Florida -- which is being played Saturday -- after he leaned back in his chair expecting to hit a wall. Instead, there was no wall and Robinson fell a reported six to eight feet before hitting the ground, suffering two fractures -- including one to his clavicle (commonly known as the collar bone).

Robinson was supposed to play in the game but now is obviously unable to do so.

“I understand he is doing fine but I really don’t know any more details other than that happened and he won’t be with us today,’’ Kevin Janser, the executive vice president for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, said (Fish Tank).

Let us send our best wishes to the 74-year-old Robinson in his recovery.

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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:31 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

I had the oppertunity to meet Brooks in 1978 when I was just a kid.  What a class act.  He took his time out and talked with me about baseball and made me feel like I was the most important person in the room.  I still remember that moment like it happened yesterday.

In an age when most athletes won't do anything without money up front, Brooks Robinson is a remainder that a few minutes of your time can make a huge difference to a kid.  More then a great athlete, Brooks is just a great human being.  Period.

Get well soon Brooks.  The world needs more people like you.




Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:31 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

oh and more thing Clete boyer was outstanding at third and i too HATE the yankmees



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

biillbcec I agree schmidt was vastlly overated as a third baseman  he was a tremendous bat but his glove was ordinary.  true leathersmiths like robinson are THIRD BASEMEN not the guys who play adequately at third and blast 500+ hrs.  they should be recognized for what they were... sluggers.  Brooks and nettles (slightly different eras) were the best in the last 60 yrs.  the others  like brett (a fantastic player) were more hitting than fielding, those two were more glove than bat although both of them were dam good hitters especially in the clutch. 



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 7:13 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

All the best to you Brooks, get well soon.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:29 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Get well soon Brooks. You were the Gold Standard and Egg McMuffin of third basemen.

Now about that stage crew at the pre-game dinner...........Yell



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:18 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Totally agree with you. Next subject,PLEASE!!!



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:45 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

As many have already posted, NO ONE has come close to being the complete package at third base Brooks Robinson was. He was a special player, great to watch, and is a man among men. Get well soon, God Bless.



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Brooks is not just a hall of famer but a class act and a gentleman. Wishing for a speedy recovery to a true (and deserving) Baltimore icon!



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Mike Schmidt was a great hitting 3B and a decent fielder, but not even close to Brooks in the field. Not. Even. Close. Brooks did it day in and day out for over 20 years. Nothing got by that side of the infield while he was there. His highlights of the 1970 WS is what we Baltimore fans got to see on a daily basis. Get well soon. Nicest guy you'll ever meet.



Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:23 am
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

I did a fantasy camp esperience about 7 years ago in Las Vegas, where Brooks was one fo the stars. Of all the people there, he was the kindest and most thoughtful.  Most of the other former pro players were nice enough, but Brooks went out of his way to approach all the campers, and offer pictures or autographs, or whatever.

While he was coaching the other team, and I was getting on the catcher's gear, he came to me and offered to warm up the pitcher.  My friend says throwing warm-ups to Brooks was the hifghlight of his trip.

Get well soon.


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