ROBERT WASZGIS, JR
Class of 1988
Inducted in 2012
Robert was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2012.
Robert M. Waszgis played one year of football, wrestled three years and played baseball four years while earning three letters in baseball. While playing for the South Omaha Legion team in 1989, he was selected as the “American Legion Metropolitan Player of the Year.” He was a triple crown winner, batting .536, hitting 12 home runs and driving in 53 runs all while missing most of the last month of the season due to an injury.
Robert played 12 seasons of professional baseball; six seasons were at the AAA level and two seasons were AA baseball. He made league All-Star teams in 1992, 1993 and 1994. In 2000 he played in the major leagues for the Texas Rangers as a catcher. Along with the Rangers, he also played in the Red Sox, Yankees, Cardinals, Marlins and the Dodger organizations.
During his career in professional baseball he hit 132 home runs, had 570 RBIs and a cumulative batting average of .255.