Royals' exec Herk Robinson retires

May 16, 2004 at 2:22 PM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 16 (UPI) -- Kansas City Royals executive Herk Robinson announced his retirement Sunday after 35 years with the team.

Robinson was the Royals' general manager from 1990 to 2000. He held various other titles over the years, including director of operations, vice president of administration and, most recently, vice president and chief operating officer.

"I have been so fortunate to have spent the last 35 years in the Royals' organization. It has been and continues to be a great franchise and I am happy that I was able to be part of the success," Robinson said.

"Herk has made tremendous contributions that have shaped this organization," said David Glass, the Royals' owner. "He leaves a great legacy and his leadership has been instrumental in the success of the Kansas City Royals."

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