Baseball Corridor of Famer Brooks Robinson — one of many biggest third basemen in MLB historical past — has handed away, the Baltimore Orioles introduced Tuesday.
He was 86 years outdated.
The O’s launched an announcement on the tragic information … saying, “We’re deeply saddened to share the information of the passing of Brooks Robinson. An integral a part of our Orioles Household since 1955, he’ll proceed to go away a long-lasting impression on our membership, our neighborhood, and the game of baseball.”
Robinson — who earned the nicknames “Mr. Hoover” and “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” because of his defensive playmaking skills — spent his total profession in Baltimore from 1955-1977 … successful the World Sequence in 1966 and 1970, and being named the Most Helpful Participant throughout his second championship.
Robinson had stellar longevity — he was an 18-time All-Star and 16-time Gold Glove winner and gained the 1964 MVP.
Whereas he turned heads on the sphere, he was additionally a pressure within the batter’s field — recording 2,848 hits, 268 homers and 1,357 RBI.
Robinson was a shoo-in for the Corridor of Fame — he was inducted in his first yr of eligibility in 1983, which had by no means occurred earlier than for a 3rd baseman.
His No. 5 jersey was retired by the group.
The legend remained near the franchise over time — the O’s honored him on the forty fifth anniversary of his retirement in 2022 … the place he rode on the sphere and greeted followers earlier than a recreation.