Orioles legend Brooks Robinson dead at 86

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Brooks Robinson, an Orioles great and Hall of Fame third baseman, passed away at the age of 86.

Tuesday, the team and Robinson's family released a joint statement to confirm his passing. There was no mention of the reason of death.

The statement stated, "We are deeply saddened to share the news of Brooks Robinson's passing."

He has been a vital member of the Baltimore Orioles family since 1955, and he will continue to have a long-lasting influence on our team, our neighborhood, and baseball itself.

The 18-time All-Star's number was retired by the Orioles in 1978, and on Tuesday before a game against the Nationals at Camden Yards

the team remembered "Mr. Oriole" with a brief moment of quiet.

Robinson, who was born on May 18, 1937, in Little Rock, Arkansas, played for the Orioles for the duration of his 23-year career.

He is recognized as one of the greatest defensive third basemen of all time and was nicknamed the “Human Vacuum Cleaner” for his stellar fielding at the hot corner.

Robinson won the American League MVP Award in 1964 after hitting .317 with 28 home runs and a league-best 118 RBIs.