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Brooks Robinson fractures shoulder

National Baseball Hall of Fame member Brooks Robinson makes his way onto the stage for induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York on July 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/67c1b82d7fce85d4dae3cc945a5a76c0/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Brooks Robinson makes his way onto the stage for induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York on July 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt) | License Photo

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles great Brooks Robinson, 74, was recovering in a south Florida hospital Tuesday with a fractured shoulder, a nurse said.

The Hall of Famer was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., Friday night after falling from an elevated stage where he was seated during a baseball banquet, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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Witnesses said Robinson leaned backwards in his chair and dropped about six feet to the floor.

Efforts to reach a spokesman for the baseball great were unsuccessful but a nurse at the hospital the Sun he was "resting comfortably, and sleeping."

He fractured his shoulder in two places, paramedics said.

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