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John Paul Jones (Admiral)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 151 lb.
- Debut April 24, 1919
- Final Game May 15, 1920
- Born August 25, 1892 in Arcadia, LA USA
- Died June 5, 1980 in Ruston, LA USA
 Biographical Information
Jones began his professional career in 1917, playing for the Shreveport Gassers of the Texas League. He went 15-7 with a 1.82 ERA in 24 games that year. Records indicate that he did not play in 1918, however he did play in 1919. He spent most of the year in the minors, pitching for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League and going 14-10 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 games.
He did not pitch professionally in 1921 or 1922. He returned to professional baseball in 1923, pitching for the minor league Norfolk Tars. That year, he went 12-12 with a 2.94 ERA in 41 games. He spent 1924 and 1925 with the Richmond Colts, going 13-5 with a 3.16 ERA in 1924 and 4-9 with a 5.42 ERA in 1925.
He went 78-66 with a 2.91 ERA in six minor league seasons.
Baseball Reference Minors indicates that Jones managed the Meridian Metropolitans and Marshall Indians in 1923 and the Marshall Tigers in 1937. This may be in error though, for multiple reasons: the Meridian Metropolitans ceased to exist in 1913, and the team in Meridian in 1923 was the Meridian Mets. Furthermore, Jones was actively pitching in 1923 for neither the Metropolitans (or Mets) or Indians, so it would seem difficult for him two manage two teams and pitch a complete season with a third team all in the same year.