Tom Jones (baseball)
January 22, 1877|
|Died: June 19, 1923
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 25, 1902 for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 9, 1910 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||336|
Thomas Jones (January 22, 1877 – June 19, 1923) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball. He played eight seasons in the American League with the Baltimore Orioles (1902), St. Louis Browns (1904–09), and Detroit Tigers (1909–10). Born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, he batted and threw right-handed.
He made his debut on August 25, 1902 with the Baltimore Orioles. With the Browns in 1906, he led the American League in sacrifices (40). In 1908, Jones led the AL in putouts (1,616) and double plays (79). During the 1909 season, he was traded to the Tigers from the Browns for Claude Rossman and played in the 1909 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1,058 career games, Jones batted .251 with 964 hits and 135 stolen bases.
Jones died in Danville, Pennsylvania, at age 46.
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