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Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson taken to Arizona hospital [Updated]

January 13, 2011 |  1:02 pm


Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was taken to a hospital Thursday after experiencing dizziness and an irregular heartbeat at the baseball owners' meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Robinson, 75, was in a meeting when he fell ill, Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said. Paramedics arrived to treat him and later transported him to a nearby hospital. As he left, Courtney said, Robinson was alert and conscious, and he even waved to MLB officials.

Robinson, the MLB senior vice president for baseball operations, lives in Los Angeles.

[Updated at 12:59 p.m.: Commissioner Bud Selig said Robinson was resting comfortably and that he had passed an unspecified test. Selig also said Robinson had even called from the hospital to remind MLB officials about certain items on the meeting agenda.

"So far, so good," Selig said.]

-- Bill Shaikin in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Photo: Frank Robinson. Credit: Associated Press