Year Inducted – 2003
Born in Barberton, grew up in Copley as talented left handed pitcher/-outfielder and hitter. Was on many youth title teams and was All-Suburban League and All-District for the Indians. Earned 4 letters at Kent State U: ’83-86 established Kent record for saves in a season and career, and pounded out a .350 career batting average. In 1986 he was first team all-MAC and All-District 4, and 3rd team All-America. Helped Field Falcons win Akron AA League titles in ’93-94, was Frank Garcia Award recipient ’83. Jeff then spent 17 years in professional baseball including major league seasons with the Pirates, Padres, Astros, Reds and Cardinals. Inducted into the KSU HOF 1998.