• Dave Veres, Attended 1985-1986

  • Dave Veres

    Mt. Hood Community College, Attended 1985 – 1986

    Major League Baseball pitcher (retired), 1994 – 2003

    Career Highlights:
    • Pitched for five Major League Baseball teams (Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs).
    • 617 strikeouts over 10-year MLB career.
    • Pitched in the Minor Leagues for eight years.
    • Inducted into Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Hall of Fame, Class of 2002
    • At MHCC: Led Saints baseball team to NWAC Tournament in 1985 and ’86; his final season, earned MVP all-NWAC and all-NWAC Tournament pitcher accolades.
    “Besides my Dad, Dale Stebbins (MHCC baseball head coach, 1977-1999) had the biggest impact on my career. When I was done playing after high school, and without any college offers to play, Coach Stebbins called me August 1, 1984, and convinced me to try out for the team. Needless to say, he saw something that others didn’t, and I had two pretty good seasons playing for MHCC before getting drafted to play professional ball following my sophomore year.”