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Robert Oliver Jones

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Outfielder Bobby Jones was signed by Washington Senators in 1967. During the Vietnam War, he served in Vietnam from August, 1969 to February, 1971 and became deaf in one ear as the result of a combat injury. He played in the majors with the Texas Rangers in 1974 and 1975 and with the California Angels in 1976 and 1977. In 1979 and 1980, Jones played for the Chunichi Dragons in Nippon Professional Baseball. He returned to the Rangers in 1981 and played with them in parts of five more seasons. In 1989, Jones played for the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association and hit just .183 in 37 games with the club.

Since his playing career ended, Jones has had a long career as a minor league manager in the Rangers organization. He was a member of the Rangers' big league coaching staff in 2000 and 2001 and returned to the majors in 2006 as the team's first base coach. After the 2006 season, Jones returned to the minors as skipper of the Oklahoma RedHawks. On August 13, 2011, he earned his 1,500th victory as a minor league manager when his Round Rock Express defeated the Sacramento RiverCats, 6-3, in a Pacific Coast League game. Every one of those victories had been earned while managing in the Rangers' system.

In 2014, he returned to the Rangers as assistant hitting coach.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1988 Charlotte Rangers Florida State League 72-65 8th Texas Rangers
1989 Charlotte Rangers Florida State League 75-64 5th (t) Texas Rangers League Champs
1990 Charlotte Rangers Florida State League 85-53 4th Texas Rangers Lost in 2nd round
1991 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 58-78 7th Texas Rangers
1992 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 77-59 1st (t) Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
1993 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 54-90 8th Texas Rangers
1994 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 61-83 7th Texas Rangers
1995 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 52-83 8th Texas Rangers
1996 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 75-64 2nd Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
1997 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 61-78 8th Texas Rangers
1998 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 78-62 2nd Texas Rangers League Champs
1999 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 74-66 2nd (t) Texas Rangers Lost League Finals
2000 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 10-21 -- Texas Rangers replaced by Moe Hill on May 8.
2002 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 75-69 5th (t) Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
2003 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 70-72 9th (t) Texas Rangers
2004 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 81-63 2nd Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
2005 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 80-63 1st Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
2007 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 71-72 10th Texas Rangers
2008 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 76-68 6th Texas Rangers Lost League Finals
2009 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League 69-75 12th Texas Rangers
2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League 73-70 8th Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
2011 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League 87-57 2nd Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round includes interim by Spike Owen in early June
2012 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League 69-75 11th Texas Rangers
2013 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League 73-71 8th Texas Rangers

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