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Brooks receives flood of get-well wishes


As he continues his recovery from infection at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he was admitted March 30, Brooks Robinson has received an avalanche of get-well wishes from baseball fans around the country. More than 350 people have emailed the Orioles’ 73-year-old Hall of Famer, the hospital said today, and every message has been shared with Robinson himself.

Here are a few:

“At a time when heroes are hard to find, I’m proud to say you’ve been mine for about 40 years.”

“I first saw you when I was in elementary school, many decades ago. I learned arithmetic by calculating all of your impressive stats. And even now, at the age of 59 and still playing in an adult hardball league, I proudly wear #5.”

“I am a 60-year-old professional woman who remains dignified until someone mentions the Orioles – out comes an enthusiastic, sentimental fan! . . . The Orioles personified role models and you led by quiet example. All parents wanted their little boys to grow up to be just like Brooks Robinson.”

Robinson, who was fighting fever and infection when he went into the hospital, has not given an update on his condition in recent days. He said he was resting and receiving treatment last Friday.

 -- Mike Klingaman

Sun photo: Lloyd Fox


only 350 well wishers, Mike?

Baltimore should be ashamed of themselves--this great hero of our town should be getting 1000x that many cards and letters.

Angelos should be posting the website and email address by every means available to him, including the scoreboard in Camden Yard.

Where are you Baltimore Oriole fans??

Thank you for showing what class is all about. Get well soon and may God bless you and your family.

Jim Hughes

FYI for those interested in sending messages to Brooks the email address is

there was a time long long ago, that the
orioles,and fans were like family, we certainly knew them ,but they knew us also ,
brooks is like a family member to me, who is ill , i pray for him , and his family .but celebrate his greatness not just as an oriole but as a human being . god bless you brooks for all the joy you have given me on the field and the memories i can sare with my grand children.

Brooksie you are everything a young kid wants to be
I met you at the US Air ticket office Down town the year Jim Palmer was going to spring training to see if he could come back after being out the previous year..
You said to me I give him 10 days before his knees give out.
You were right, he quit after 10 days Get well soon

Brooks, to my HERO: get well. You're always a class act. The nicest Oriole I have ever met over the years. BTW, I still have some more items for you to autograph. Wish you the best.

iam quite pleased with your recovery and i look foward to seeing you at the greenspring country club this spring. i enjoyed cadding for you last summer/hope your available to share a few hours with us at greenspring once again.get well soon sincerely leon burrus

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