George Brett Still Alive & Pays Tribute To 'Real #5' Brooks Robinson

Just a clarification for close TKC readers . . . Earlier this morning we had a couple of eager TKC readers send urgent notes about the "death of #5" after this tweet . . .

"What a sad day the real number 5 has left us. I will miss him and our annual photo on the veranda at the Otesaga hotel in Cooperstown."

Turns out. 

That's just a VERY CLASSY post from Kansas City's hometown legend. 


In fact, he's the topic of a new documentary soon to debut. 

However . . . Just to be safe . . . We did have AI retouch that team press promo photo and make it a bit more ominous for our files . . . Even though, ya never know, the beloved slugger could outlast us in much the same way that Keith Richards will bury us all despite ignoring every bit of modern day health advice.

But I digress . . .

Here's more info on the baseball hero Brett was honoring . . .

"We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Brooks Robinson," his family and the Orioles said in a joint statement. "An integral part of our Orioles Family since 1955, he will continue to leave a lasting impact on our club, our community, and the sport of baseball."

Read more via link . . .

Hall of Fame 3B, O's legend Brooks Robinson dies

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson has died at the age of 86. Robinson spent his entire 23-year career in Baltimore, where he won two World Series and was a 15-time All-Star.