Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson Seeks $9.9 Million Settlement for Injuries Suffered at Casino

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson was injured in 2012 at the Seminole Indian Tribe Casino when he fell from the back of its stage at the Tribe’s South Florida casino. 

Robinson was appearing at a fundraiser for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.  When Robinson, 76, was on the stage, he fell 12 feet at the back of the stage where it had no back railing. 

The attorney representing Robinson, Jack Hickey, indicated that a settlement demand of $9.9 million would end the threatened lawsuit.  The Seminole Indian Tribe Casino has immunity protection, which generally limits damages to no more than $200,000 for an individual who is injured at its facility. 

Brooks Robinson played third base for the Baltimore Orioles over his entire career (1955-1977) where he was an exceptional third baseman and potent hitter.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1993 on the first ballot. 

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