Class of 1975
Tim Tim graduated from University High School in Irvine and then attended Saddleback College from 1976-1977. During his two year's as member of the Gaucho baseball team, he left his mark on both team members and coaches for his spirit and skill level. He transferred to Cal State Fullerton where he led the Titans in batting (.394), home runs (16), and RBIs (80). He was drafted by the Angels in the eighth round but elected to return to Cal State Fullerton for his senior year.
In 1979, Tim led CSF to its first national championship. He earned College World Series honors and won the Gold Spikes and The Sporting News National Player of the Year awards.
After leaving Cal State Fullerton, Tim was a first-round draft choice of the Montreal Expos. He played 17 major league seasons with the Expos, Dodgers and Angels. His first hit in the major leagues was a home run in his first official at bat. Tim finished his career with a batting average of .257 with 260 home runs and 1,125 RBI.
Tim went on to become a batting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers in seasons 2004-2005, and worked as a manager in the Angels' minor league organization. He is presently the batting coach for Orange Lutheran High School. Tim's son, Matt, followed his father's footsteps by playing in the 2007 College World Series for the Cal State Fullerton Titans and was recently signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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