Brooks Robinson Death
Brooks passed away on September 26, 2023 at the age of 86 in Owings Mills, Maryland, USA. Brooks's cause of death was heart disease.
When did Brooks Robinson die?September 26, 2023
How did Brooks Robinson die? What was the cause of death?Heart disease
How old was Brooks Robinson when died?86
Where did Brooks Robinson die? What was the location of death?Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
Brooks Robinson Birthday and Date of Death
Brooks Robinson was born on May 18, 1937 and died on September 26, 2023. Brooks was 86 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: May 18, 1937
Date of Death: September 26, 2023
Age at Death: 86
Brooks Robinson - Biography
Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. (born May 18, 1937) is an American former professional baseball player. He played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977). He batted and threw right-handed, though he was a natural left-hander. Nicknamed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" or "Mr. Hoover", he is considered one of the greatest defensive third basemen in major league history. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career, tied with pitcher Jim Kaat for the second-most all-time for any player at any position. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
When the Orioles started their team Hall of Fame, Brooks and Frank Robinson were the first two men inducted. Following his retirement as a player, Brooks began a successful career as a color commentator for the Orioles' television broadcasts. In 1982, local television WMAR's on-air news team in Baltimore, Maryland went on strike and picketed the WMAR headquarters for the two months approaching the baseball season. When Robinson refused to cross the picket line, WMAR management reopened the negotiations and the strike ended the next day.
On March 31, 2011, Robinson was admitted to Greater Baltimore Medical Center for emergency surgery after he developed an infection and fever. In the two weeks he spent in the hospital, he received an outpouring of letters and well-wishes from fans around the country. He was also successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2009.