Schaefer, Jeff

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Schaefer, Jeff

Jeff Schaefer

Induction Year: 2010

Category: Baseball

Location: Patchogue-Medford

He played at Patchogue-Medford H.S. where he graduated in 1979.

He was recruited by the University of Maryland, where he blossomed and caught the eye of some scouts.

During the summers of his college years, he starred as a shortstop and second baseman in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, making the All-Star team each year.

In 1981, his final year at Maryland, he batted over .370 with 7 home runs. Jeff was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles that same year, in the 12th round, and began a 14 year career in professional baseball.

He was traded by the Orioles to the Chicago White Sox in 1989, where he made his major league debut.  After playing for several teams, he made his last major league appearance with the Oakland A’s in 1994.  He currently owns the Carolina Baseball Center & Athletic Training facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, designed to help youngsters of all ages to further their baseball skills.

Jeff and his staff, which includes former major & minor league players & college coaches, are dedicated to developing young players and helping them to reach their individual potential and their goals of playing at a higher level in the future.