Doug Jones (baseball)
Doug Jones Pitcher Born: June 24, 1957
Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut April 9, 1982 for the Milwaukee Brewers Last MLB appearance September 29, 2000 for the Oakland Athletics Career statistics Games pitched 846 Win–loss record 69–79 Earned run average 3.30 Strikeouts 909 Saves 303 Teams Career highlights and awards
Douglas Reid Jones (born June 24, 1957 in Lebanon, Indiana) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. During a 16-year career, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1982, 1996–1998), Cleveland Indians (1986–1991, 1998), Baltimore Orioles (1995), and Oakland Athletics (1999–2000), all of the American League, and the Houston Astros (1992–1993), Philadelphia Phillies (1994), and Chicago Cubs (1996) of the National League.
Jones became the Indians' full-time closer by 1988, breaking the Indians' record for saves in a season with 37. He held the Indians' all-time record for saves with 129 until Bob Wickman broke it on May 7, 2006.
Jones announced his retirement on December 7, 2000. His 303 career saves ranked 12th in major league history upon his retirement, and his 846 career appearances ranked 21st. A changeup specialist, he was known for keeping hitters off balance by throwing extremely slow pitches. He threw a two-seam fastball that topped out in the low to mid 80's and a knuckle curve on occasion.
He was elected to the American League All-Star team three times (1988, 1989 and 1990) and to the National League All-Star team twice (1992 and 1994). He was the oldest player in the majors in 2000 at the age of 43.
- ^ a b Green, Adam. Charnin-Aker, Jane. "The Ballplayers - Doug Jones". BaseballLibrary.com. http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Doug_Jones_1957. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- ^ B. Hill, Justice (2006-05-07). "Consistent Wickman claims saves mark". MLB.com. http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060507&content_id=1442812&vkey=news_cle&fext=.jsp&c_id=cle. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051220&content_id=1284947&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
300 save clubMariano Rivera • Trevor Hoffman • Lee Smith • John Franco • Billy Wagner • Dennis Eckersley • Jeff Reardon • Troy Percival • Randy Myers • Rollie Fingers • John Wetteland • Francisco Cordero • Roberto Hernández • José Mesa • Todd Jones • Rick Aguilera • Robb Nen • Tom Henke • Goose Gossage • Jeff Montgomery • Doug Jones • Jason Isringhausen • Bruce Sutter
Italics denotes active player
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