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25. Fielder Jones

25. Fielder Jones
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 13, 1871 in Shinglehouse, PA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 18, 1896
  • Final Game: September 01, 1915
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After five seasons playing in the National League with Brooklyn, the American League was formed, and many players jumped to the upstart league.  Fielder Jones was one of those players.

Jones left the Brooklyn Superbas for the Chicago White Sox, and he was a member of their original roster.  Jones would play at Centerfield and would bat over .300 in his first two years in the junior circuit.  He would impress with his leadership, and he became Chicago's Player/Manager in 1904.  While Jones' Batting slipped, he was still able to provide at least 110 Hits each season from 1904 to 1908.  That might not seem like a lot, but Chicago was known for winning despite having a weak offense.  They became known as the "Hitless Wonders," and with Jones as their leader, they would shockingly win the 1906 World Series.

Jones grew tired of playing under Charles Comiskey (the White Sox owner), and he quit baseball altogether, although he returned to the Federal League six years later.  With the White Sox, Jones had 1,151 Hits with 206 Stolen Bases.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Jumped from the Brooklyn Superbas before the 1901 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1908 Season.
  • Games Played: 1153
  • Notable Statistics: 693 Runs Scored
    1,151 Hits
    132 Doubles
    42 Triples
    10 Home Runs
    375 Runs Batted In
    206 Stolen Bases
    .269/.357/.326 Slash Line
    31.8 bWAR

    6 Playoff Games
    4 Runs Scored
    3 Hits
    0 Doubles
    0 Triples
    0 Home Runs
    0 Runs Batted In
    0 Stolen Bases
    .143/.250/.143 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1906)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1904)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1903, 1907 & 1908)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1902 & 1906)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1902 & 1907)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Rightfielder (1901)
    Most Putouts by an Outfielder (1903)
    Most Double Plays Turned by an Outfielder (1902)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1902, 1903 & 1906)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by an Outfielder (1902)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by an Outfielder (1903 & 1906)