Montreal native Sherry Robertson made his big league debut with the Washington Senators on September 8, 1940 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. After enjoying stints with the Senators in 1941 and 1943, Robertson served in the military for two years, prior to resuming his major league career and becoming a fixture in Washington for close to seven seasons.
His finest big league season was 1949, when he belted 11 home runs and stole 10 bases (5th best in the American League). The versatile Canuck – who played outfield, second base, third base and shortstop – would suit up for two more seasons in the U.S. capital, before finishing his playing career with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1952. Robertson’s 597 big league games remain the second-most by a player from Quebec.
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