A strong leadoff hitter and outstanding centerfielder who was usually called on by his teams to patrol "the sun field" on defense. Jeff played on champion Wadsworth little league, Babe Ruth, and legion teams before leading Wadsworth High to Pioneer Conference titles as a 3-year starter. Jeff moved on to Ohio State University where he played for the Buckeye's 1966-67 Big Ten title teams and the Bucks 1966 NCAA National Championship squad. In AA ball he played for Erhart Kramers, champion Airmatic Valve and Red Pepper teams, and Bolin Oil, while making five All-Star teams. Defense, getting on base, and manufacturing runs while hitting .300 was Jeff's forte.