19. Cleon Jones
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 4, 1942 in Plateau, AL USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 14, 1963
  • Final Game: May 01, 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1969
 
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Cleon Jones caught the last out for the Mets in their shocking World Series win in 1969, but he is known for so much more than that in the ’69 campaign.

Jones was an All Star in 1969 (the only time he was in his career) and he would bat .340 that year with a .422 On Base Percentage.  He would become a locker room leader and a major catalyst and symbol for that team’s success.  Jones played his entire career save for 12 Games in a Mets uniform and had this list been based on sheer popularity he would be a lot higher.

Overall Cleon Jones compiled over 1,000 Hits with New York.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 3/24/78.
  • Departed: Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Fred Andrews and Cash 7/31/89.
  • Games Played: 1201
  • Notable Statistics: 563 Runs Scored
    1,188 Hits
    182 Doubles
    33 Triples
    93 Home Runs
    521 RBI
    91 Stolen Bases
    .281/.340/.406 Slash Line
    18.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series (1969)
    All Star (1969)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (1970)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1969 & 1970)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1969)
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