Brooks Robinson successfully treated for cancer

May 12, 2009 6:16:11 PM PDT
Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson says he has been successfully treated for prostate cancer. The Orioles great revealed that he had the illness Tuesday during a luncheon for the American Cancer Society in Baltimore.

The 71-year-old Robinson says the disease was detected "very early" and he had 39 radiation treatments.

"I feel healthy and fine ... ," he said.

Considered one of the great fielders of all-time, Robinson spent 23 years in the Orioles organization, retiring in 1977. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

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