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Brooks Robinson, Orioles third baseman with 16 Gold Gloves, dies at 86


FILE – Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson takes a swing throughout a 1970 sport at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. AP Picture/File

BALTIMORE (AP) — Corridor of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson, whose deft glovework and folksy method made him some of the beloved and completed athletes in Baltimore historical past, has died. He was 86.

The Orioles introduced his loss of life in a joint assertion with Robinson’s household Tuesday. The assertion didn’t say how Robinson died.

Coming of age earlier than the free agent period, Robinson spent his whole 23-year profession with the Orioles. He virtually single-handedly helped Baltimore defeat Cincinnati within the 1970 World Collection and homered in Sport 1 of the Orioles’ 1966 sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers for his or her first crown.

Robinson participated in 18 All-Star Video games, gained 16 consecutive Gold Gloves and earned the 1964 AL Most Useful Participant award after batting .318 with 28 residence runs and a league-leading 118 RBIs.