January 18, 2010
Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson was released from the hospital Friday after abdominal surgery Dec. 28. "The surgery was successful, and I anticipate a full recovery," Robinson, 72, said in a statement issued by spokeswoman Diane Hock. "I have assured my wife, Connie, and my doctors that I will take it easy over the next few months. I thank you for the outpouring of prayers, compassion and concern." Hock said Robinson, who returned to his Baltimore home, considered the surgery routine, and that it was not related to the cancer he battled earlier in the year.