Signed out of the University of Maryland by his uncle, Senators owner Clark Griffith,
Robertson opened 1943 as Washington's third baseman despite uniformly terrible minor
league stats. He hit .217 in 59 games before being drafted into the service. In seven
postwar seasons, all but the last with the Senators, he appeared in over 100 games
only in 1949, when he hit .251 with 11 homers. From 1953 on, he worked in the Senators'
front office, serving as farm director from
1958 to 1970.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 19, 1946:
Washington's Sherry Robertson leads off with a home
run against Cleveland. It is his 2nd consecutive leadoff
HR, having connected yesterday in Detroit.
»May 19, 1952: Senators' owner Clark Griffith sells his nephew, C Sherry Robertson, to the A's. Robertson will return to the Senators' front office in 1953, and from 1958 to 1970, will serve as farm director.