Herk Robinson retired from the Kansas City Royals in 2010 after 41 years with the organization. While most recognize him as Royals Executive Vice President & General Manager from 1990-2000, Robinson also served as Assistant Scouting Director (1969-1973), Director of Operations (1973-1975), Vice President (1975-1981), Executive Vice President for Administration (1981-1990), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2000-2004) and on the Royals Board of Directors (2000-2010). Robinson recently joined Dave O for the only interview he’s done since leaving KC, discussing Ewing Kauffman, Joe Burke, memorable moves he made and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals) Download file Download on iTunes
Dave O – your interviews have been very helpful for me. I’m writing a book on baseball scouting that is due early next month at U of Nebraska Press. They published my Branch Rickey : Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman bio some years ago. Your interview with Herk and previously Jim Colborn have been extremely helpful. Keep up the good work!
Never met Art Stewart but have read a lot about him. I was wondering if you ever interviewed him. Am curious about the rare woman scout Lois Brandenburg who led Art to Tom Poquette in early 1970s. She didn’t stay scouting for long. I was wondering if Herk remembered her and also Bob Thurman who scouted for Twins and Royals before joining the Scouting Bureau in his last 20 years.
I’m nearing 80 and Herk is older than that so I wonder whether he has anything to share on Art and Lois and Bob Thurman. Please tell me if you can how I could reach Herk.
YIBFDAAM (Yours In Baseball Forever Despite Analytics And Manfred), Lee