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Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson suffers broken clavicle after fall at charity event

Jan 28, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT

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Some unfortunate news to pass along.

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson suffered two fractures in his rear shoulder area, including a broken clavicle, after falling more than six feet off the back of a stage last night.

The 74-year-old was in attendance for a player reception and memorabilia auction at the at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida in advance of the annual Joe DiMaggio Legends Game.

Robinson suffered the injuries when he leaned back against a curtain on the stage, only to find that there was no railing behind it. Very scary. He was quickly transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure after being treated by paramedics. Kevin Janser, the executive vice president for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, told Capozzi earlier this afternoon that he understands Robinson is “doing fine,” but had no further details.

Get well soon, Brooksie.

  1. APBA Guy - Jan 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    OMG, my absolutely favorite player when I was growing up, and the reason I played 3B in Little League. Best wishes, #5.

  2. mrseaballs - Jan 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    That’s my hero ! How the #*%! could they let that happen to a great man like Brooks? Idiots!!!

  3. cubs103years - Jan 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    One of my favorites ever. The staff are $&@”?es

  4. jwbiii - Jan 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Also one of those guys, like Jim Thome, Harmon Killebrew, and Stan Musial, that everybody likes.

  5. cur68 - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Sucks that this happened; broken bones hurt and the ones in the back and shoulder area are difficult to isolate and stabilize. Get well soon, Mr. Robinson.

  6. tomtravis76 - Jan 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Brooks has had a rough go as far as health the past couple of years. Hope he recovers and is at Camden Yards for the statue they will unveil this season. Its ashame they have to pull on the fans heart strings to get people to Camden Yards rather then putting a winning team on the field.

    Three winning seasons during Angelos ownership reign . . . do something about this Bud, baseball has got to be better when you have teams competing and not an owner destroying a franchise, its history and its fanbase.

  7. hushbrother - Jan 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Ouch. Getting old sucks.

  8. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    excellent player and i always felt a really good guy as well, hope you get better soon Brooks

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