The former first round draft pick for the New York Mets put together an amazing 14 year career at the Major League level.
When Gregg debuted for the New York Mets in 1987, he was the youngest current player in the Major Leagues at age 19! Mr. Jefferies compiled a lifetime .290 batting average and had a 76% success rate for stolen bases!
Three times Gregg finished in the top ten in hitting with averages of .342, .325, and .306! In 13 seasons in the Major Leagues Gregg never dropped below the top five hitters for least amount of strikeouts in a year.
Three times Gregg Jefferies was selected to the All-Star Game and went one for one with two walks and scored two runs in the 1994 game!
In 1988 Gregg was the youngest player at age 20 to play in a Championship Series. In that Championship Series Mr. Jefferies set a series record for most hits (nine), while batting .333! In 1990, Gregg led the National League in doubles with 40! Though Gregg has always been known for his batting prowess, through 13 seasons of play at third base, second base and first base, Gregg compiled a .984 fielding percentage! Gregg Jefferies was selected as the “Man of the Year” in St. Louis in 1994! After Gregg retired from Major League Baseball he was given the high honor of being nominated to the Hall of Fame in 2006! Though spending little time at the Minor League level, Gregg was selected the Minor League Player of the Year and the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year in 1986 and 1987. At the end of the 1980s Gregg Jefferies was selected as the Minor League Player of the Decade!
As a High School Athlete Gregg Jefferies was All-State and All-American in Baseball and football! In recent years, Gregg has given back to the community by coaching at the youth league level and serving on a youth league baseball board.
Gregg Jefferies brings his extraordinary experience, knowledge and passion to you at his own Academy.