Alex Jones (baseball)

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Alex Jones
Born: (1869-12-25)December 25, 1869
Bradford, Pennsylvania
Died: April 4, 1941(1941-04-04) (aged 71)
Woodville, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 25, 1889, for the Pittsburg Alleghenys
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1903, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win-loss record 7-15
Earned run average 3.73
Strikeouts 65

Alexander H. Jones (December 25, 1869 – April 4, 1941) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams between the 1889 and 1903 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m), 135 lb., Jones batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Jones was 20 years old when he entered the majors in 1889 with the Pittsburg Alleghenys, playing for them one year before joining the Louisville Colonels (1892), Washington Senators (1892), Philadelphia Phillies (1894) and Detroit Tigers (1903). Jones always was a bad luck pitcher either due to injury or playing on a bad baseball team. His most productive season came in 1892, when he posted a 3.31 ERA in 16 combined starts for the Colonels and Senators, but finished with a negative record of 5–14. The rest of the time, he kept jumping between the minors and majors for almost 20 years.

In a four-season career, Jones posted a 7–15 record with a 3.73 ERA in 26 appearances, including 18 complete games and one shutout, giving up 137 runs (54 unearned) on 199 hits and 77 walks while striking out 65 in 200 ⅓ innings of work.

Jones died in Woodville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 71.

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