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Sam Jones

Samuel Jones (Toothpick Sam)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: December 14, 1925 in Stewartsville, Ohio, US
Died: November 5, 1971 in Morgantown, West Virginia, US

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Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1950 24 0.3 Wilkes-Barre EL A CLE 17 8 .680 2.71 30 25 219.0 164 90 66 127 1.329 6.7 5.2
1951 25 -5.4 San Diego PCL AAA CLE 16 13 .552 2.76 40 35 21 5 267.0 179 98 82 175 246 10 1 4 1.326 6.0 5.9 8.3 1.41
1952 26 0.0 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 4 0 1.000 3.09 5 0 35.0 28 12 12 18 24 1.314 7.2 4.6 6.2 1.33
1953 27 0.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 10 12 .455 3.32 31 27 10 3 187.0 160 86 69 19 115 118 11 1 8 1.471 7.7 0.9 5.5 5.7 1.03
1954 28 1.7 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 15 8 .652 3.75 35 31 12 4 199.0 155 98 83 18 129 178 6 0 7 1.427 7.0 0.8 5.8 8.1 1.38
1963 37 11.0 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA MLN,STL 9 4 .692 2.57 43 1 84.0 62 31 24 6 34 100 1.143 6.6 0.6 3.6 10.7 2.94
1963 37 11.0 Toronto, Atlanta IL AAA STL,MLN 9 4 .692 2.57 43 1 84.0 62 31 24 6 34 100 1.143 6.6 0.6 3.6 10.7 2.94
1964 38 12.4 Columbus IL AAA PIT 7 6 .538 1.76 52 0 0 0 82.0 54 23 16 2 37 3 89 4 0 4 1.110 5.9 0.2 4.1 9.8 2.41
1965 39 13.3 Columbus IL AAA PIT 12 4 .750 3.04 58 0 0 0 77.0 67 27 26 4 33 6 65 0 0 3 1.299 7.8 0.5 3.9 7.6 1.97
1966 40 14.1 Columbus IL AAA PIT 7 3 .700 2.95 45 0 0 0 64.0 51 22 21 5 19 3 62 5 0 5 1.094 7.2 0.7 2.7 8.7 3.26
1967 41 15.3 Columbus IL AAA PIT 7 8 .467 3.95 46 0 0 0 66.0 58 38 29 10 22 4 50 1 0 6 1.212 7.9 1.4 3.0 6.8 2.27
10 Seasons 104 66 .612 3.01 385 119 43 12 1280.0 978 525 428 64 709 16 932 37 2 37 1.318 6.9 0.4 5.0 6.6 1.31
A (1 season) A 17 8 .680 2.71 30 25 219.0 164 90 66 127 1.329 6.7 5.2
AAA (9 seasons) AAA 87 58 .600 3.07 355 94 43 12 1061.0 814 435 362 64 582 16 932 37 2 37 1.316 6.9 0.5 4.9 7.9 1.60
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1950 24 -0.3 Wilkes-Barre EL A CLE 29 80 18 1 0 0 .225 .238 19
1951 25 -5.2 San Diego PCL AAA CLE 40 97 85 7 16 2 0 1 8 0 2 18 .188 .207 .247 .454 21 0 10
1952 26 -1.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 5 13 3 .231
1953 27 0.0 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 31 66 60 1 9 0 0 0 3 0 4 16 .150 .203 .150 .353 9 2 0 2
1954 28 1.8 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 35 74 66 6 12 2 0 1 7 0 1 15 .182 .194 .258 .452 17 1 0 7 0
1963 37 10.6 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA MLN,STL 43 16 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .125 .188 3
1963 37 10.6 Toronto IL AAA MLN
1963 37 10.6 Toronto,Atlanta IL AAA STL,MLN 43 16 16 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .125 .125 .188 .313 3
1963 37 10.6 Atlanta IL AAA STL
1964 38 11.5 Columbus IL AAA PIT 52 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .067 .000 .067 0 0 3 0
1965 39 13.1 Columbus IL AAA PIT 58 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 0 0 0
1966 40 14.2 Columbus IL AAA PIT 45 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 1 0
1967 41 15.3 Columbus IL AAA PIT 47 17 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
10 Seasons 385 408 375 16 64 6 0 2 22 0 0 9 75 .171 .190 .195 .385 73 3 0 24 0
A (1 season) A 29 80 80 18 1 0 0 .225 .225 .238 .463 19
AAA (9 seasons) AAA 356 328 295 16 46 5 0 2 22 0 0 9 75 .156 .181 .183 .364 54 3 0 24 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1950 24 Wilkes-Barre EL A CLE P 30 0.00
1951 25 San Diego PCL AAA CLE P 40 54 6 43 5 1 .907 1.23
1952 26 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE P 5 0.00
1953 27 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE P 31 47 8 37 2 3 .957 1.45
1954 28 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE P 35 37 7 30 0 3 1.000 1.06
1964 38 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 52 20 8 10 2 0 .900 0.35
1965 39 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 58 23 4 18 1 4 .957 0.38
1966 40 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 45 15 6 7 2 0 .867 0.29
1967 41 Columbus IL AAA PIT OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1967 41 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 46 18 3 13 2 0 .889 0.35
9 Seasons 343 214 42 158 14 11 .935 0.58
P (9 seasons) P 342 214 42 158 14 11 .935 0.58
OF (1 season) OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1946 20 Oakland Larks West Coast Baseball League Neg
1947 21 Cleveland Buckeyes Negro American League NgM
1948 22 Cleveland Buckeyes Negro American League NgM
1950 24 Wilkes-Barre Indians Eastern League A CLE
1951 25 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League AAA CLE
1951 25 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1951-09-22 1951-09-30
1952 26 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA CLE
1952 26 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1952-05-03 1952-09-28
1953 27 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA CLE
1954 28 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA CLE
1955 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1955-04-11 1955-09-24
1956 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1956-04-20 1956-09-29
1957 31 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1 1957-04-21 1957-09-24
1958 32 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1 1958-04-18 1958-09-28
1959 33 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1959-04-11 1959-09-26
1960 34 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1960-04-12 1960-09-30
1961 35 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1961-04-11 1961-09-29
1962 36 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1962-04-25 1962-09-02
1963 37 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA MLN 1
1963 37 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1 1963-08-08 1963-09-07
1963 37 Atlanta Crackers International League AAA STL 2
1964 38 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT
1964 38 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1964-09-04 1964-10-03
1965 39 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT
1966 40 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT
1967 41 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT

Sabr ID: b2f99b7e

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