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Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson released from hospital

Apr 15, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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Brooks Robinson was hospitalized on March 31 following emergency surgery, but the 73-year-old Hall of Famer has been discharged.

According to the hospital Robinson received more than 500 get-well e-mails during his stay and the longtime Orioles third baseman issued a statement noting that he “spent countless hours reading your kind words of encouragement.”

Robinson was treated for prostate cancer in 2009 and is currently cancer-free. In an interview with the Associated Press, he said: “I am well on my way to a full recovery.”

  1. APBA Guy - Apr 15, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Missing from the story was a notation about Brooks’ work as a color guy for the O’s after he retired from baseball. He had a great mix of insight, candor, and hometown enthusiasm that you don’t see anymore in today’s “gypsy” announcing crews. Best wishes to the man who inspired me to play, or try to play, third base from little league through high school.

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