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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: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 1:22 am
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

I hate the Yankee's but Craig Nettles was damn good in the 78 series. Mike Schmidt may have been one of the most overrated defensive 3rd baseman ever and please don't give me the number of gold gloves he won. The guy made 27 errors and won a gold glove. Look at the 1980 fielding stats between Schmidt and Ron Cey, Schmidt even had a far surperior fielding shortstop next to him. Schmidt had 40 more chance and 13 more errors. Robinson was awesome, Rico Petrocelli and Don Money lost a couple of gold gloves due to him.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:48 am
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Mike Schmidt was at least as good of a fielder compared to Brooks. Both were great fielders with great range. I thought Schmidt was better than Robinson moving forward. Both had great lateral range. With the bat, there is no comparison. Schmidt was a far better hitter. I'm sorry Brooks got hurt. I wish him a speedy recovery.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:12 am
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

The World Series I was mentioning was 1970.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:11 am
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Never saw a player before or since win a World Series with the glove like Brooks Robinson did.  The best defensive third baseman of my lifetime and a great person.  Defensively, Mike Schmidt was no equal.  The best defensive CF I ever saw was Paul Blair.  This coming from a Red Sox fan.



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

This is not news.  Please stop "reporting" things like this.  



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Brooks is still the standard mearsure for how 3rd basemen measure themselves.   




Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:32 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Brooks you're a Baltimore legend and we love you, but -- that's what we whipper-snappers call a FAIL.  Get well soon!



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:05 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Hey Tangs the guy gave the typical CBS post to prove he is a moron (the bash on Joe Pa because I don't know what I'm talking about threads must be full) but if you call someone an idiot please spell it correctly.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:55 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Get well soon Brooks !  I played baseball with Brooks in a Fantasy Camp from a CBS Sportline contest I won.  Brooks is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. A super guy with no big ego as a Hall of Famer.



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

What kind of Baltimore fan are you??  I would say iddiot, but I don't want to give you a compliment!  Brooks is one of the all-time greats, regardless of sport and you are calling him a fool?  I am a die-hard Red Sox fan, and I will always be in awe of the way Brooks played the game.  Come-on Man!!


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