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Spearchucker Jones

Spearchucker Jones
Easily the most racially insensitive name on the ballot, “Spearchucker” Jones (allegedly named due to his prowess with a javelin) was an army doctor in the Korean War who was also a professional Football player. We will ignore the fact that there were no known African American doctors serving in Korean M*A*S*H units and also ignore the television version, who lasted only a few episodes. Here, we are going to look at the cinematic version played by one of our favorite athlete turn actors, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson; who the 4077th held out of the first half of the climactic football game, so that the surgeons could up the bet, and then input their ringer. We will grant that M*A*S*H easily could have been made without “Spearchucker” Jones, but the 4077th could not have won the game without him.




The Bullet Points:
Movie Appeared:
M*A*S*H (1970)

Actor:
Fred Williamson

Position Portrayed:
Running Back

Played for:
The M*A*S*H 4077th/San Francisco 49ers

Why you should vote for him:
The army doctors don’t win that football game without Jones.

Why you should not vote for him:
His character was not relevant enough to get past for the first season of the T.V. version.

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