- Tom Jones (baseball)
Thomas Jones (
January 22, 1877– June 21, 1923) was an American first basemanin Major League Baseball. He played eight seasons in the American Leaguewith the Baltimore Orioles (1902), St. Louis Browns (1904-09), and Detroit Tigers(1909-10). Born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, he batted and threw right-handed.
He made his debut on
August 251902 with the Baltimore Orioles. With the Browns in by|1906, he led the American Leaguein sacrifices (40). In by|1908, Jones led the AL in putouts (1,616) and double plays (79). During the 1909 season, he was traded to the Tigers from the Browns for Claude Rossmanand played in the 1909 World Seriesagainst the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1,058 career games, Jones batted .251 with 964 hits and 135 stolen bases.
Jones died in
Danville, Pennsylvania, at age 46.
1909 Detroit Tigers season
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