Baltimore, Maryland (AP) – Brooks Robinson, the Hall of Fame third baseman whose slick glovework
and down-home demeanor made him one of Baltimore's most respected and accomplished sportsmen, has died.
The Orioles and Robinson's family issued a joint statement on his death on Tuesday.
The manner in which Robinson died was not specified in the announcement.
Before their game against the Washington Nationals, the Orioles observed a moment of silence,
and both teams lined up outside their dugouts to pay their respects.
Before the game, people gathered around Robinson's 9-foot bronze statue inside Camden Yards.
"Great player, great guy on the field, great guy off the field," Jim Palmer, another Orioles Hall of Famer, said, choked with emotion.