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Jeffrey Allen Lahti (born October 8, 1956) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He is an alumnus of Portland State University.

Jeff Lahti
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Lahti pitched in both the 1982 and 1985 World Series.
Born: (1956-10-08) October 8, 1956 (age 62)
Oregon City, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 1982, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1986, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record17–11
Earned run average3.12
Career highlights and awards

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1978 MLB amateur draft, Lahti made his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on June 27, 1982, and appeared in his final game on April 24, 1986.

Lahti was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals team that defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series.

He led the 1985 Cardinal team that went to the World Series in saves a year after the departure of relief ace Bruce Sutter. He was injured early in the 1986 season and Todd Worrell took over as the team's closer, winning the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

Lahti was often called "Lahti-Da" by his teammates out of respect for his pitching finesse.


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