Former Chase High School baseball player Todd Coffey was on hand Thursday at Chase to be honored by the school with a retirement ceremony for his number, 19. Coffey spent some time before the game talking to players and sharing advice about the sport. After the presentation Coffey threw out the first pitch of the night.
Coffey graduated from Chase High in 1998 where he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 41st round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Coffey's record stands at 25-18 with 329 career strikeouts.
He has played for the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals. Coffey is currently rehabbing from his Tommy John surgery as a free agent.