Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson has passed away at the age of 86.
“We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Brooks Robinson,” his family and the Baltimore Orioles said in a joint statement. “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.”
Robinson was a key member of the Orioles World Series championship teams in 1966 and 1970. Over a 23 year career he would be selected to 18 All-Star games.
Known for his glove, Robinson earned the nicknames “the Human Vacuum Cleaner” and “Mr. Hoover” during his playing days. His 16 Gold Gloves are second only to Greg Maddux.
In his career, which was spent entirely with the Orioles, Robinson amassed 2,848 hits, 268 home runs and a .267/.322/.401 batting line which leaves him with a 105 OPS+ and a career WAR of 78.4 for his career.