UPDATE: Due to rain in the forecast for Friday, the TVCC Baseball schedule has changed. The games are now Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, at 11 a.m. The Jeff Lahti recognition will take place prior to the first pitch Saturday at approximately 12:50 p.m.

 

Former Chukar Pitcher to be Honored

Jeff Lahti, former Chukar and MLB pitcher, will be honored prior to Saturday's doubleheader with Clackamas Community College.  

Gametime is set for 11 a.m. March 25, weather permitting. Check the TVCC athletics website for schedule changes. Jeff Lahti

Lahti is currently in his second year as pitching coach for CCC. He played for TVCC in 1976 and 1977, before spending a year at Portland State University and then joining the Cincinnati Reds organization. His baseball biography is below.

On April 1, 1982, after four years in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Jeff Lahti was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals along with Jose Brito for Bob Shirley. Lahti made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on June 27, 1982, and became one of the setup men for Bruce Sutter, pitching in 36 of Sutter’s MLB record of 45 saves in 1982. Lahti went on to be a member of the Cardinals team that defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series. After Sutter’s departure, Lahti became the leader of the bullpen by committee, where he had 19 saves and an ERA of 1.84 in 52 appearances in 1985. He then went on to the 1985 World Series against Kansas City. 
Career highlights include:
1975 First Team All-State of Oregon
1976-1977 Pitcher for Treasure Valley Community College
1978 Pitcher for Portland State University
1979 Cincinnati Reds Minor League MVP
1979 Southern League Champions (Nashville Sounds)
1982 World Series Champions with St. Louis Cardinals
1985 Last out against the Mets to secure National League East Pennant
1985 Winning pitcher against Los Angeles when Ozzie Smith hit his first left-handed home run off Tom Niedenfuer in the in NLCS.  
1985 National League Champions

Education
Graduated Hood River Valley High, Hood River, Oregon 1975
Attended Treasure Valley Community College, 1976-77
Member of the first TVCC baseball team to go to NJCAA World Series 1976

Attended Portland State University, 1978

For more information, contact the Athletic Department at 541-881-5875.