Gary Jones (baseball)

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Gary Jones
Born: (1945-07-12) July 12, 1945 (age 69)
Huntington Park, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 25, 1970 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
July 6, 1971 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Earned run average 7.88
Record 0-0
Strikeouts 12

Gareth Howell "Gary" Jones (born June 12, 1945) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played in 1970 and 1971 for the New York Yankees. The brother of fellow MLB player Steve Jones, Gary was 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and 191 pounds.

Prior to playing professional baseball, Jones attended Whittier College. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees before the 1967 season, and on September 25, 1970 he made his big league debut with them. In his first major league appearance, he faced the Detroit Tigers, pitching two scoreless innings with two hits allowed, one walk, and two strikeouts (Gene Lamont and Norm Cash). He appeared in a total of two games that season, allowing three hits in two innings of work. His ERA was 0.00.

He appeared in 12 games in 1971, allowing 14 earned runs in 14 innings for a 9.00 ERA. He made his final big league appearance on July 6. Following the season, on December 2, he was traded by the Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Bernie Allen. He was promptly traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians with Terry Ley, Denny Riddleberger, and Del Unser for Roy Foster, Ken Suarez, Mike Paul, and Rich Hand on that same day. However, he never played in the majors for the Indians, instead pitching for their Triple-A affiliate, the Portland Beavers, in 1972 to finish his professional baseball career.