Rich Robertson

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Rich Robertson is the one of two Robertson brothers to be selected to the Napa High School Athletic Hall of Fame in the year 2000. Robertson was a basketball and baseball star at Napa High School. As a junior playing basketball Robertson’s improvement was so dramatic that he was moved up from the JVs to the varsity and then to the starting five during the season. Coach Lee Deming called him “the most improved player of the year” and he was credited with 122 rebounds. He was also named to the San Francisco Examiner Team of the Week. As a senior, Robertson led the Indians in scoring, rebounds, shooting percentage and free throw percentages. He was team captain, Most Valuable Player and Second Team All-North Coast. In baseball, Robertson’s talent was so obvious, he lettered at Napa High while attending Redwood Junior High. He was a three-year star at Napa High, earning All-League honors as a senior. He captained the baseball team, as well as the basketball team, as a senior. Robertson earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Santa Clara, where he was an outstanding pitcher. He was Second Team All-League in the strong CIBA. After college, Robertson signed a professional contract with the San Francisco Giants. His eight-year professional career included four major league seasons with the Giants, including a spot on the 1971 division championship team. He was also a Pacific Coast League All-Star with Phoenix in 1968 with an 18-9 record. Robertson joins Louis Guisto, Bill Buckner and Warren Brusstar as former major league baseball players in the Napa High School Hall of Fame.