September 8, 2001 What can you say about old Sheriff. I mean what a name & he could send runners home like the dickens. I always felt my Metsies were safe with the sheriff doing his job in the early days of the Metropolitans when I was in my 20's, good job Sheriff.
June 26, 2005 According to Tug McGraw, a tough, crusty old baseball lifer who often intimidated young minor leaguers.
May 29, 2008 I pitched for Sheriff in Quincy in 1963. I was there the entire season, he wasn't; Walter Millies replaced him during the 2nd half of the season. As a previous writer mentioned, he did try (and succeed) intimidating young players. In the clubhouse he would often say, "If they sent you here, boys, you're one step from going back to your home town. I'm the hatchet man in this organization, and if you're here it might be because it's your last chance." One member of our team never bothered to put on his uniform until Sheriff arrived. Once he saw Sheriff and didn't get asked to have a private conversation, he'd go ahead and get dressed. But Sheriff was a great guy and I think a lot more caring than he let on. I saw him in 1969 when he was coaching the Mets and he was very nice and seemed legitimately happy to see me.
November 11, 2011 I had a tryout with the Albany Senators in 1957 and Sheriff Robinson was the manager and treated me like a gentleman.