March 22, 1943|
Hennepin County, Minnesota
|Died: September 29, 1966(aged 23)|
|1964, for the Twins|
|Last FSL appearance|
|1965, for the Orlando Twins|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Had signed to play professional baseball with the Minnesota Twins but never played|
Ron Wojciak (March 22, 1943–September 29, 1966) was an American baseball player.
Wojciak grew up in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned All-Big 10 and All-American honors in baseball. His team, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, won the 1964 College World Series. He served as the team's catcher. He signed to play professional baseball with the Minnesota Twins. He played for the Orlando Twins, a Twins minor league affiliate in the Florida State League, in 1965, appearing in 59 games with a .250 batting average.
Wojciak died in 1966 of lung cancer. In his honor, his hometown boosters founded the Ron Wojciak Award, to be given to those involved in community youth athletics. The award has been presented annually since 1966. He was elected to the Gopher Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
- "College World Series: USC Trojans at Minnesota Golden Gophers - 13 June 1964". Fanbase.com. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "1965 Minnesota Twins Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "Gopher Sports Hall of Fame to induct Saunders, thirteen others". Minnesota Daily. 4 August 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2009.[dead link]
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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