Kansas City, Mo. Herk Robinson retired Sunday, ending a 35-year stay in the Kansas City Royals' front office that included 10 years as general manager.
Robinson, 63, joined the Royals after their expansion season in 1969 following eight years with Cincinnati and one with Baltimore.
"Herk has made tremendous contributions that have shaped this organization," owner David Glass said.
Robinson had been the team's chief operating officer for the last four years and the team's assistant scouting director, director of operations, vice president of stadium operations and executive vice president of administration.
He will remain on as a member of the team's board of directors.
His term as general manager was from 1990 to 2000.