Brooks Robinson resting after fall
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson remains hospitalized in Florida with a shoulder injury following a freak fall from a stage.
Robinson fractured his scapula in the fall, which occurred on Friday night during a player reception in Hollywood, Fla. before the annual Joe DiMaggio Legends Game.
The 74-year-old Robinson did not receive a head injury, his representative, Diane Hock, said Monday.
"He's resting comfortably," Hock said.
Robinson was sitting at a table on a raised stage that had a curtain behind it. He leaned against the curtain, thinking there was a wall behind it. There was no wall, and Robinson subsequently tumbled backward off the stage and landed awkwardly on his back, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Robinson spent his entire 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles and lives in Baltimore. He received 16 Gold Gloves, helped the Orioles win two World Series and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983.
In March 2011, Robinson was hospitalized and received emergency surgery after he developed an infection and fever. He spent two weeks in the hospital.
Robinson was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2009.