An outstanding hard hitting shortstop who played for a number of champion Cuyahoga Falls youth teams: Little League ('63-64); Civitan Club (G national finalists '65); Redbirds (E-F '66-69) title teams; Big Gold (D) '70-71. At Cuyahoga Falls High, Jeff lettered 3 years, Diamond Conference champs '71-72, all-conference '72. Was first team All-Florida and first team All-American J.C. for national JC finalist Miami Dade '73-74. Was team captain and All-South while playing at Stetson U '75-76. Played two years with Texas Rangers A Sequin and Harlington Texas teams '76-77. As an Akron AA rookie, was youngest at that time to make all-star team for 1972 Manchester Anthe's team, and was games MVP. Jeff made six other All-Star appearances while playing for champion Eaton Sports Pride, Akron Insulating, Forest City, and Crocker's Restaurant teams.