From BR Bullpen
Cleon Joseph Jones
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.
- School Alabama A&M University
- Debut September 14, 1963
- Final Game May 1, 1976
- Born August 4, 1942 in Plateau, AL USA
 Biographical Information
Cleon Jones was a fixture in the New York Mets outfield from 1966 to 1974. He hit .340 in 1969 to help lead the Mets to their first world championship and .319 in 1971 but never again approached those totals. Jones became injury-prone and fell out of favor with the Mets, who released him during the 1975 season. He made the hapless Chicago White Sox as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training the following year but was released after playing just 12 games for the Pale Hose.
Jones was roving minor league instructor for the New York Mets in 1981 (at least).
- Caught the final out of the 1969 World Series, a flyout to left field off the bat of Davey Johnson.
- First Baseball Card appearance 1965 Topps
 Notable Achievements
- 1966 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- NL All-Star (1969)
- Won a World Series with the New York Mets in 1969
 Further Reading
- So We Met Again: Tommie Agee and Cleon Jones The Southpaw