Doug Jones, formerly of the Indians, has died at the age of 64
Cleveland Doug Jones, the five-time All-Star guard who had his best success closing down the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 64 years old.
Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the club’s career rescue list with a score of 129. The club, which officially moved to the Cleveland Guardians last week, said it was “sad to lose one of our greatest organizations ever.”
The team said Jones died in Arizona. The reason was not immediately known.
One of Jones’ former fellow Indians, bowler Greg Swindell, posted on Twitter that his friend had died. Swindle Jones called “one hell of a jug”.
Known as “Jones,” Jones competed in the major tournaments for 16 seasons with Cleveland, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee and Oakland. He spent two stints with the Indians, the first from 1986 to 1991 and again in 1998.
The right-hander scored 43 times in 1990 for Cleveland, where the All-Star team played three times. In 2001, he was named one of the 100 best players on the team.
Jones went 69-79 with a 3.30 ERA in 846 major league games. He retired after the 2000 season with athletics.
Jones was born in Covina, California, and drafted by the Brewers in 1978.
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