From BR Bullpen
Ruppert Sanderson Jones
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Berkeley High School
- Debut August 1, 1976
- Final Game October 4, 1987
- Born March 12, 1955 in Dallas, TX USA
 Biographical Information
Ruppert Jones was the first pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 1976 expansion draft. Before that, however, he was in the Kansas City Royals organization, and made his debut with the division-winning 1976 Royals. At age 21, he was one of the youngest players on the team, while Tommy Davis, at age 37, was the oldest.
- Ruppert is excellent in the art of karate.
On August 12, 1980, Jones hit an extra-inning walk-off grand slam. On June 25, 1985, against Cleveland, he became the first player ever to do that twice in a career. Twice is still the record, although it has been tied by Jim Presley, Carlos Lee, Alex Rodriguez and Joe Crede.
 Notable Achievements
- 1977 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 2-time All-Star (1977 & 1982)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1977, 1979 & 1985)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1979)
- Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984