This is an important season for former Valley baseball Player of the Year Chuck Tiffany, who is coming back after missing all of last season due to injury.
Tiffany, a former Valley standout from Charter Oak, was drafted by the Dodgers out of high school, enjoyed some solid performances, including throwing a perfect game during his first season in the minor leagues. He was then part of a four-player swap, going to the Tampa Bay Rays organization two years ago. He’s suffered through some injuries the past two seasons, including missing all of 2007 due to a torn rotator cuff. Tiffany, according to younger brother Danny, a starter for Charter Oak the past two seasons, is currently in extended spring training in Florida. Tampa Bay will then decide on his next assignment, which two years ago including pitching for Double A Montgomery, Ala. He has a career 16-11 record with a 4.11 ERA. But he has 291 strikeouts in 227 innings.
Here’s hoping for a successful return. Good luck, Chuck!