Bob Weirum

Bob Weirum, Hall of Fame Athlete

Bob Weirum, Hall of Fame Athlete

If you were at Peabody Stadium that Saturday morning to witness a young competitor from La Colina Jr. High School win the Santa Barbara Area Punt, Pass and Kick contest in the early 70’s, you knew the champion, Bob Weirum, was destined for greatness. And it did not take Bob long to establish himself as an outstanding San Marcos interscholastic student-athlete.

During Bob’s tenure at San Marcos, his leadership, tenacityand outstandingplaysecured him FirstTeam Ail Channel League and All-CIF Football and Baseball team honors. He still holds the distinction of being the only player in Channel League history to be selected as the Most Valuable Player in both Football and Baseball. Bob’s 45 yard field goal in one of the most exciting North/Sourh county All Star Football games provided the Sourh with a 10-7 victory.

In 1977, Bob decided to stay in Santa Barbara and play baseball at SBCC for coach Rusty Fairly, turning down several Division I scholarship offers in football and baseball. In 1978, his strong arm, golden glove and quick bat assured his selection to the Western State Conference All-League baseball team and the Western State Conference Most Valuable Playeraward in baseball. At the end of the 1978 season, Bob was drafted in the 8th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. He decided to place his pro baseball career on the back burner and in 1979, accepted a full baseball scholarship to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Hereh was selected to the All District 8 FirstTeam andAlICCAA First Team as a third baseman. In 1980, Bob signed a free agent contract with the Oakland ~s and was later traded to the Baltimore Orioles. Chronic arm problems ended a promising professional career.

Bob’s remarkable athletic achievements established him as one of the finest athletes in Santa Barbara. Bob lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Cyndi, and his legacy continues with the success of daughters Stacia, Kara and AIisa’s as student-athletes at San Marcos.