“May You Rest in Peace”: Baltimore Ravens Join Thousands to Mourn for 86-Year-Old Baseball Legend

Published 09/27/2023, 5:49 AM EDT

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The man who won 16 Gold Gloves has sadly departed from this world. The whole of Baltimore is in a state of deep shock as their legendary baseball player passed away on Tuesday. Affectionately known as “Mr. Oriole,” this Hall of Fame third baseman left behind a legacy of defensive stardom that has gone unmatched to date in baseball history.

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Becoming a part of the Orioles Family in 1955, Brooks Robinson will forever hold a special place in the hearts of sports enthusiasts. His nickname, “The Human Vacuum Cleaner,” reflects his extraordinary skills on the field. Following his passing on Tuesday, his legacy is being remembered not only by the baseball community but also by the NFL world. The Baltimore Ravens have shared a heartfelt tribute to the 86-year-old late star.

Tributes from the Ravens family to the Baltimore legend

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On their official Instagram page, the Baltimore Ravens shared a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Brooks Robinson. They posted a caption that reads, “We offer our condolences after the passing of @orioles legend Brooks Robinson.” In the tribute note, the Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti expressed, “Brooks Robinson is iconic – not just in the game of baseball, but in Baltimore as a whole. Few people captured the hearts of a community like Brooks. His charm, kindness, and class truly made him one of a kind. We thank Brooks for the countless moments of impact and joy he brought so many people. His legacy is everlasting.

 

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They also extended their condolences to “his wife Connie, his children Brooks David, Chris, Diana and Michael, along with his friends and all the fans who loved Brooks dearly.” Furthermore, head coach John Harbaugh, also shared his tribute along with the note of Bisciotti, saying, “May God forever bless him and the entire Robinson family.

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Born in 1937, the Arkansas native participated in 18 All-Star Games and spent his entire 23-year career playing for the Orioles while donning the No. 5 jersey. Robinson won the AL MVP award in 1964 with a .318 batting average, 28 home runs, 118 RBIs, and a .267 on-base percentage over 2,988 games. He hit 268 home runs and drove in 1,357 runs in his career. On his passing, fans are remembering the legend with heavy hearts.

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Brooks Robinson possessed the remarkable ability to catch any ball that came his way, earning him the well-deserved title of “The Human Vacuum Cleaner.” Upon his passing, fans found it difficult to contain their emotions and expressed their heartfelt tributes to the legendary Hall of Famer. One fan emotionally reminisced, “The greatest Oriole! ❤️ When I was 12, Brooks gave me my Little League MVP trophy at the banquet. Now I am 70, but this is still one of the highlights of my life. There will never be another Brooks. 😢

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Another admirer commented, “Nothing but first class!”

Someone expressed, “Salt of the earth. There will never be another like 5️⃣”

A fan shared, “First class on and off the field. A true Baltimore treasure. RIP Brooks🧡🖤

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Another enthusiast emphasized, “The G.O.A.T. at third base Brooks Robinson!!!!⚾️😎

A fan simply stated, “Brooks was a beautiful human being.

Fans and prominent figures in the sports world paid their respects to the legendary baseball player, Brooks Robinson, fondly recalling his greatness, kindness, and incredible skills that made him a symbol of the entire Baltimore community.

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Rest in peace, Brooks Robinson. You will surely be missed!

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