Baseball - 2000
Robert Pavlik Jr. graduated from Corning East in 1985 following a distinctive High school baseball career with three years as a member the Trojans varsity team. During his freshman season, Bob was a spot starter and after not playing during his sophomore season, he really blossomed into a top notch hitter and leader of the East nine. He began his junior years as a designated hitter and ended up being the starting second baseman, finishing the year with a .357 batting average. As a senior, Bob assumed the role of team captain and moved in behind the plate as the starting catcher and turned in an all-league performance. Not only did he hit .417 for the year, but he knocked home 17 runs and scored 26 while hitting a couple of homers and six doubles. He was a rock behind the plate, committing only two errors all season and allowing only two passed balls while throwing out nine would-be base stealers. He was named All-STC and was the starting catcher in the Exceptional Seniors Game while earning the honor of team MVP. Despite his love of baseball, Bob entered Alfred University for an engineering degree and the school had no baseball program. After graduating from Alfred in 1989, Bob earned his master’s and Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1994. He and brothers Joe and Tony join their father Bob in the Hall of Fame. Bob currently lives in Corning.