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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsWarren Robinson Nickname: SheriffBorn: Sept. 8, 1921in Cambradge, MarylandDied: April 5, 2002A minor league catcher andmanager, Warren Robinson played a vital role in helping to the 1969 “MiracleMets” to win the World Series. He was 80 when he died on April 5, 2002.Robinson signed with the St. Louis Cardinals system as a catcher when he was just 16 years old. He was in the minor leagues from 1938 to 1963 (He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945) as a catcher, a player coach and minor league manager for the Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees and Mets. Robinson led Corning, N.Y., a Red Sox affiliate, to the NY-Penn League Pennant in 1954 and Amarillo, Texas, a Yankees affiliate, to the Texas League Pennant in 1961.From 1964-67 and in 1972, he was a bullpen coach and first base coach for the Mets. He later became the Mets’ special assignment coach. In 1969, Robinson was the man who scouted the Baltimore Orioles. The “Miracle Mets” went on to beat Baltimore in the World Series. For his help and for his report, Robinson was honored by the Mets with a World Series ring.He was inducted into theMiddle Atlantic MLB Scouts Hall of Fame in 1995.