Brooks Robinson, Hall of Fame third baseman and career-long member of the Baltimore Orioles, has passed away, according to a statement from the Orioles. Robinson was 86.
Robinson debuted with the Orioles in 1955, at the age of 18, and spent parts of 23 separate seasons in the majors with Baltimore, with his final season coming in 1977. A cornerstone member of the great Orioles teams of the 60s and 70s, Robinson is considered arguably the greatest defensive third baseman of all time. Using Fangraphs defensive stats, Robinson saved the third most runs with his defense in MLB history, behind Yadier Molina and Robinson’s longtime teammate Mark Belanger.