Baseball legend Brooks Robinson passed away.
ESPN reports his family released a statement sharing the heartbreaking news. It says, “We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Brooks Robinson.” It continues,
“An integral part of our Orioles Family since 1955, he will continue to leave a lasting impact on our club, our community, and the sport of baseball."
He’s remembered as one of the greatest, and was put him in the Hall of Fame in 1983. The Baltimore Sun points out that he was the AL’s Most Valuable Player in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970, when he led the Orioles over the Cincinnati Reds.
Brooks helped Orioles win two World Series. Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred said in a statement, “Brooks stood among the greatest defensive players who have ever lived.”
A cause of death hasn’t been revealed. Our hearts and prayers are with his family at this time.