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From BR Bullpen
Willie Edward Jones (Puddin' Head)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 192 lb.
- Debut September 10, 1947
- Final Game May 7, 1961
- Born August 16, 1925 in Dillon, SC USA
- Died October 18, 1983 in Cincinnati, OH USA
 Biographical Information
Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones played fifteen years in the majors, getting over 5,000 at-bats. His nickname came from a 1930s song.
While with Terre Haute in 1947, Jones led the league in doubles.
In 1949 he became the regular third baseman for the Phillies. In the majors he almost never played any position other than third, with above-average range and fielding percentage.
He made the All-Star team in 1950 and 1951, and led the league in Games Played in 1950 and Sacrifice Hits in 1951.
Jones stayed with the Phillies through June 1959, hitting between 9 and 25 home runs each year with a peak of 25 in 1950. After 11 games in 1959 with the 1959 Indians, he finished out his career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1959-61. Although the 1961 Reds won the 1961 National League pennant, Jones' last game with them was in May of that year.
He died of cancer at age 58.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time NL All-Star (1950 & 1951)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1950 & 1951)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1950)