The Howard C. Smith Baseball MVP Award is awarded annually to a
member of the baseball team who displays leadership,
responsibility, and cooperation; coupled with a desire to excel,
not as an individual, but as a contributor to the efforts of the
team as a whole. This is how Robert
Zanetti's peers and coaches viewed him when they
selected him as the Most Valuable player in 1977.
Robert played both hockey and baseball during all four years of his college career. During that time he was selected to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference All New England team for hockey and played in the first New England College All Star game in 1975. His accomplishments on the diamond are just as impressive. He was a member of the American Legion Post 120 state champions in 1975, the 1975 MVP of the State Legion tournament, and was selected as the All Massachusetts State conference catcher in 1977.