*Frank Robinson, the Hall of Fame outfielder who now works as a senior vice president for Major League Baseball, was transported by ambulance to a Scottsdale hospital after experiencing dizziness and an irregular heartbeat this morning.
Commissioner Bud Selig said tests on the 75-year-old have been negative for any serious problems, reports the Associated Press.
Robinson experienced those symptoms while attending a session during baseball’s quarterly owners’ meetings.
Pat Courtney, a spokesman for MLB, said Robinson was conscious when he was taken away by ambulance to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Courtney said Robinson initially got up during the meeting, beckoned a couple of MLB officials and left the room, walking to the main lobby area of the Sanctuary resort under his own power.
Courtney said more information would be available later in the day.
Robinson, 75, spent 21 seasons in the majors, and was named an MVP in both leagues (1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and 1966 with the Baltimore Orioles, when he won the Triple Crown). He also was the 1956 NL Rookie of the Year with the Reds and finished his career as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians. He has 586 career home runs.
He also was named AL Manager of the Year in 1989 with the Orioles. He has a 1,065-1,176 record in 16 seasons as a manager, his last year as a skipper being 2006 with the Washington Nationals.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982.