Jim Jones (baseball)
December 25, 1876|
|Died: May 6, 1953
|June 29, 1897, for the Louisville Colonels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 5, 1902, for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||24|
James Tilford Jones (December 25, 1876 – May 6, 1953) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of three seasons in the majors: 1897 for the Louisville Colonels, and 1901 and 1902 for the New York Giants.
Jones began his career as a pitcher. However, in his first game in the majors, he gave up 22 runs in 6.2 innings of relief against the Chicago Colts. The Colts scored a total of 36 runs in the game, which is still the major league record. He converted to the outfield full-time while in the minor leagues with the Cleveland Lake Shores in 1900.
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