San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was rushed to the hospital on Monday. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman reported Cepeda needed attention “after being stricken at a Fairfield golf course.”
On Wednesday morning, the Giants issued a statement, revealing more details about his condition:
Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was hospitalized on Monday evening due to a cardiac incident. He remains in critical condition at a Bay Area hospital. The Cepeda family asks for privacy during this time. Please keep Orlando and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Cepeda played eight-plus seasons in San Francisco. He was an All-Star six times and won Rookie of the Year as a 20-year old in 1958.
The team celebrated him with a statue outside of AT&T Park in 2008.
“When things like this happen to you, that’s when I say to myself, ‘Orlando, you’re a very lucky person,’ ” Cepeda said to John Shea after the unveiling.