Jeff Jones (outfielder)

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Jeff Jones
Outfielder
Born: (1957-10-22) October 22, 1957 (age 59)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 1983, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1983, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .227
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 5
Teams

Jeffrey Raymond Jones (born October 22, 1957) is a retired American professional baseball player who appeared in 16 Major League games as an outfielder, pinch hitter and first baseman for the 1983 Cincinnati Reds. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).

Jones attended the University of Iowa and was selected by Cincinnati in the 20th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft. In 1982, his fourth pro season, he led the Class A Midwest League in home runs (42), drove in 101 runs, and was selected to the All-Star team. He began the 1983 season on the Reds' Major League roster and started 13 games as a right fielder, left fielder and first baseman during a three-week April stretch. But he collected only ten hits in 44 at bats, with three doubles, no home runs, 11 bases on balls and 13 strikeouts. His best games came April 9 against the Chicago Cubs, when he went 2-for-3, and on April 17, when he netted three hits in three at bats against the San Francisco Giants.

He was sent back to the minors after April 24, and played through the 1985 season. He hit 125 homers as a minor leaguer, but struck out 749 times in 694 games.[1]

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