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Odell Jones

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 175 lb.

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Odell Jones was a graduate of Compton High School in 1972. He threw a no-hitter in AA for the Thetford Mines Pirates in 1974, then played for the Bayamón Cowboys of the Puerto Rican Winter League in 1975. He led the International League in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts in 1975, and in strikeouts again in 1978 and 1987. He also led the 1981 Pacific Coast League in strikeouts, giving him an impressive four strikeout titles at AAA.

On May 28, 1988, in one of only two starts for the Milwaukee Brewers that season, Odell Jones took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians, giving up a hit after 8 1/3 innings of brilliant pitching (7 K's, one walk). He was relieved by Dan Plesac who finished the game and picked up a save. Before the 1988 All-Star break, Odell Jones was 3-0 with a 3.45 ERA. After the break, he went 2-0, but his ERA jumped to 5.61. It was his last season in the majors.

In 1989, Jones pitched for the West Palm Beach Tropics of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. In 1990, Jones pitched for the Fort Myers Sun Sox, also from the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He pitched in 4 games and had a 1-1 record when the league folded.

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