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Warren Grant Robinson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Sheriff Robinson ended a long career in professional baseball in 1978 as a special assignment scout with the New York Mets. He began his career in 1938 as a minor league catcher in the St. Louis farm system. He later became a manager in the minor league system for many years. He moved to the Boston Red Sox chain in 1954, leading the Corning Red Sox to the best record in the PONY League and the league title. From there he moved up through the system: San Jose in 1955, Albany in 1956, Oklahoma City in 1957, Memphis in 1958, Allentown in 1959-1960. He moved to the New York Yankees system in 1961, with the Amarillo Gold Sox, who would have the best record in the Texas League.He managed the Richmond Virginians in 1962. Moving to the New York Mets chain in 1963, he managed the Quincy Gems. He was a coach on the big league team in 1964, started 1965 as manager of the Buffalo Bisons, but was back as a coach in mid-season, and stayed on the staff through 1967. He was also a scout for the Mets from the late 60's to the late 70's, and again coached the club in 1972.


[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1953 Salisbury Rocots Tar Heel League 44-67 8th Boston Red Sox
1954 Corning Red Sox PONY League 77-47 1st Boston Red Sox League Champs
1955 San Jose Red Sox California League 98-48 2nd Boston Red Sox
1956 Albany Senators Eastern League 61-77 6th Boston Red Sox
1957 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 66-88 7th Boston Red Sox
1958 Memphis Chicks Southern Association 69-84 7th Boston Red Sox
1959 Allentown Red Sox Eastern League 82-59 2nd Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1960 Allentown Red Sox Eastern League 67-72 5th Boston Red Sox
1961 Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League 1st New York Yankees Lost in 1st round replaced by Steve Souchock from 6/25 to 7/9
1962 Richmond Virginians International League 59-95 7th New York Yankees
1963 Quincy Jets Midwest League -- New York Mets -- replaced by Wally Millies August 5
1965 Buffalo Bisons International League 30-79 -- New York Mets -- replaced by Kerby Farrell (21-17) July 27

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