Charlie Jones (outfielder)
June 2, 1876|
|Died: April 2, 1947
Two Harbors, Minnesota
|May 2, 1901, for the Boston Americans|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 14, 1908, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Run batted in||144|
Charles Claude Jones (June 2, 1876 – April 2, 1947) was a utility player in Major League Baseball who played with four different teams between the 1901 and 1908 seasons including the Boston Americans and Chicago White Sox. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 165 lb., Jones batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Butler, Pennsylvania.
A fine defensive player with a strong arm, Jones entered the majors in 1901 with the Boston Americans, playing for them one year before joining the Chicago White Sox (1904), Washington Senators (1905–1907) and St. Louis Browns (1908). Strictly a line-drive hitter and good base runner, he was a utilityman, playing in all infield and outfield positions except third base. His primary position was at center field, where he appeared in 443 of his 483 major league games. His most productive season came in 1906 for Washington, when he posted career-numbers in hits (120), triples (11) and stolen bases. In 1905, he collected 441 outs to rank 8th among American League outfielders.
In a six-season career, Jones was a .233 hitter (420-for-1799) with five home runs and 144 run batted in, including 217 runs, 56 doubles, 28 triples, and 100 stolen bases. He also posted a collective .967 fielding percentage in 1137 chances.
Jones died in Two Harbors, Minnesota at age 72.