Tracy Jones

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Tracy Jones
Born: (1961-03-31) March 31, 1961 (age 56)
Hawthorne, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1986, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1991, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Batting average .273
Home runs 27
Runs batted in 164

Tracy Donald Jones (born March 31, 1961 in Hawthorne, California), is a former professional baseball player who played for five Major League teams from 1986 to 1991.[1]

Jones played at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and was drafted by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign. In January, 1983 Jones was selected as the first overall pick of the secondary phase of the amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds.

Jones debuted with the Reds on April 7, 1986 with the Reds hosting the Philadelphia Phillies. In his first at-bat, he flied out facing Hall-of-Famer Steve Carlton. In his next at-bat, he walked, and his next time up he singled off Carlton for his first hit.[2] In 1987, he had his most productive season as he played in 116 games, batted .290, and stole 31 bases.[3]

In 1988, Jones was traded with Pat Pacillo to the Montreal Expos for Jeff Reed, Herm Winningham, and Randy St. Claire.[4]

Jones would later be traded to the San Francisco Giants (for Mike Aldrete), the Detroit Tigers (for Pat Sheridan), and the Seattle Mariners (for Darnell Coles). He played his final game with the Tigers on October 6, 1991.

Jones is co-host (with Eddie Fingers) of a popular afternoon radio show on radio station WLW in Cincinnati and co-host with longtime Reds' announcer Marty Brennaman on "Brennaman & Jones on Baseball."[5][6]

Jones is also owner of Tracy Jones Financial, a financial services planning firm. He has been banned for life from the city of Norwood and now lives in Bellevue, Kentucky with his wife, Denae.[7]

Jones' son, Hunter, was drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB first year player draft by the Cleveland Indians.[8] He played for two seasons on the Indians' Arizona League rookie league team and in 2012 he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Indians' Class A affiliate in the New York–Pennsylvania League.[9][10] He was one of nine players released by the Indians on March 23, 2013.[11]

Tracy Jones with fan in 1987.

Batting stats[edit]

  • 493 Games
  • 356 Hits
  • 27 Home runs
  • 164 RBIs
  • 62 Stolen bases
  • .273 Batting average


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