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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, United States
Died: November 5, 1971 in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1946 20 Oakland WCBL Neg 1 0 1.000 4.50 1 0 0 6.0 4 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 6.0 3.0 1.5 0.50
1947 21 Cleveland NAL NgM 0 2 .000 8.38 1 1 1 9.2 13 9 5 5 0 0 1.862 12.1 4.7 4.7 1.00
1948 22 Cleveland NAL NgM 1 1 .500 4.94 3 1 0 23.2 23 13 5 10 0 0 1.183 8.7 1.9 3.8 2.00
1950 24 0.3 Wilkes-Barre EL A CLE 17 8 .680 2.71 3.70 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 3.30 40 35 21 5 267.0 179 98 82 175 246 10 1 4 1.326 6.0 5.9 8.3 1.41
1951 25 -4.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 0 1 .000 2.08 2.08 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.2 4 2 2 0 5 4 0 0 0 34 1.038 4.2 0.0 5.2 4.2 0.80
1952 26 0.0 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 4 0 1.000 3.09 3.09 5 0 35.0 28 12 12 18 24 1.314 7.2 4.6 6.2 1.33
1952 26 -4.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 2 3 .400 7.25 7.50 14 4 2 0 0 1 36.0 38 30 29 6 37 28 4 0 4 184 2.083 9.5 1.5 9.2 7.0 0.76
1953 27 0.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 10 12 .455 3.32 4.14 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 1.6 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 15 8 .652 3.75 4.43 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
1955 29 1.0 CHC NL MLB CHC 14 20 .412 4.10 4.39 36 34 1 12 4 0 241.2 175 118 110 22 185 5 198 14 0 5 1070 1.490 6.5 0.8 6.9 7.4 1.07
1956 30 1.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 9 14 .391 3.91 4.44 33 28 3 8 2 0 188.2 155 93 82 21 115 6 176 8 0 2 832 1.431 7.4 1.0 5.5 8.4 1.53
1957 31 3.4 STL NL MLB STL 12 9 .571 3.60 3.79 28 27 1 10 2 0 182.2 164 77 73 17 71 1 154 6 0 3 767 1.286 8.1 0.8 3.5 7.6 2.17
1958 32 4.3 STL NL MLB STL 14 13 .519 2.88 3.42 35 35 0 14 2 0 250.0 204 95 80 23 107 5 225 6 0 7 1041 1.244 7.3 0.8 3.9 8.1 2.10
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1959 33 5.3 SFG NL MLB SFG 21 15 .583 2.83 3.29 50 35 12 16 4 5 270.2 232 99 85 18 109 6 209 8 0 5 1148 1.260 7.7 0.6 3.6 6.9 1.92
1960 34 6.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 18 14 .563 3.19 4.31 39 35 3 13 3 0 234.0 200 112 83 18 91 5 190 4 0 8 978 1.244 7.7 0.7 3.5 7.3 2.09
1961 35 7.6 SFG NL MLB SFG 8 8 .500 4.49 5.05 37 17 10 2 0 1 128.1 134 72 64 12 57 7 105 8 0 7 579 1.488 9.4 0.8 4.0 7.4 1.84
1962 36 8.3 DET AL MLB DET 2 4 .333 3.65 4.32 30 6 3 1 0 1 81.1 77 39 33 13 35 1 73 2 0 3 351 1.377 8.5 1.4 3.9 8.1 2.09
1963 37 10.8 2 Teams IL AAA MLN-STL 9 4 .692 2.57 3.32 43 1 0 0 84.0 62 31 24 6 34 9 100 3 0 5 1.143 6.6 0.6 3.6 10.7 2.94
1963 37 10.8 Toronto IL AAA MLN
1963 37 10.8 Atlanta IL AAA STL
1963 37 8.7 STL NL MLB STL 2 0 1.000 9.00 9.82 11 0 5 0 0 2 11.0 15 12 11 0 5 1 8 0 0 1 52 1.818 12.3 0.0 4.1 6.5 1.60
1964 38 12.4 Columbus IL AAA PIT 7 6 .538 1.76 2.52 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
1964 38 10.8 BAL AL MLB BAL 0 0 2.61 2.61 7 0 4 0 0 0 10.1 5 3 3 1 5 0 6 0 0 0 38 0.968 4.4 0.9 4.4 5.2 1.20
1965 39 13.3 Columbus IL AAA PIT 12 4 .750 3.04 3.16 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 3.09 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 5.18 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
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 102 101 .502 3.59 4.12 322 222 45 76 17 10 1643.1 1403 752 655 151 822 37 1376 60 0 45 7074 1.354 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.5 1.67
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 104 66 .612 3.01 3.69 385 119 43 12 1280.0 978 525 428 64 709 25 932 40 2 42 1.318 6.9 5.0
NLB (3 seasons) NLB 2 3 .400 5.72 5 2 1 39.1 40 25 12 16 0 0 1.322 9.2 2.7 3.7 1.33
All Levels (21 Seasons) 208 170 .550 3.96 707 346 45 121 30 10 2962.2 2421 1302 1083 215 1543 62 2324 100 2 87 7074 1.338 7.4 4.7
AAA (9 seasons) Minors 87 58 .600 3.07 3.69 355 94 43 12 1061.0 814 435 362 64 582 25 932 40 2 42 1.316 6.9 4.9 7.9 1.60
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register 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
1946 20 Oakland WCBL Neg 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0
1947 21 Cleveland NAL NgM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 22 Cleveland NAL NgM 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
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
1951 25 -4.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1952 26 -1.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE 5 13 3 .231
1952 26 -2.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 14 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 1 0 0 0
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
1955 29 1.0 CHC NL MLB CHC 36 85 77 2 14 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 27 .182 .213 .195 .407 15 4 0 5 0 0
1956 30 1.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 33 71 57 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 19 .175 .230 .175 .405 10 1 0 10 0 0
1957 31 2.7 STL NL MLB STL 28 70 63 2 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 25 .159 .182 .175 .356 11 0 1 4 1 0
1958 32 3.8 STL NL MLB STL 35 95 90 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 26 .100 .118 .100 .218 9 3 0 2 1 0
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
1959 33 4.8 SFG NL MLB SFG 50 100 85 3 11 1 0 0 8 0 0 3 30 .129 .157 .141 .298 12 1 0 11 1 0
1960 34 6.1 SFG NL MLB SFG 39 89 80 3 16 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 20 .200 .207 .225 .432 18 0 0 7 1 0
1961 35 7.4 SFG NL MLB SFG 37 42 36 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .139 .162 .194 .357 7 0 0 5 0 0
1962 36 8.2 DET AL MLB DET 30 21 21 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 .095 .095 .238 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0
1963 37 10.6 2 Teams IL AAA STL-MLN 43 16 16 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .125 .125 .188 .313 3 0 0 0
1963 37 10.6 Toronto IL AAA MLN
1963 37 10.6 Atlanta IL AAA STL
1963 37 9.6 STL NL MLB STL 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
1964 38 10.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 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
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 322 588 522 16 78 7 0 1 27 0 0 17 167 .149 .176 .169 .345 88 9 1 44 4 0
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 385 408 375 16 64 6 0 2 22 0 0 9 75 .171 73 3 0 24 0
NLB (3 seasons) NLB 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0
All Levels (21 Seasons) 707 1003 903 32 143 13 0 3 50 0 0 27 242 .158 162 12 1 68 4 0
AAA (9 seasons) Minors 356 328 295 16 46 5 0 2 22 0 0 9 75 .156 54 3 0 24 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1950 24 Wilkes-Barre EL A CLE P 30
1951 25 San Diego PCL AAA CLE P 40 54 6 43 5 1 .907 1.23
1951 25 CLE AL MLB CLE P 2 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 1.00
1952 26 Indianapolis AA AAA CLE P 5
1952 26 CLE AL MLB CLE P 14 36.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.29
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
1955 29 CHC NL MLB CHC P 36 242.0 55 14 36 5 0 .909 1.86 1.39
1956 30 CHC NL MLB CHC P 33 189.0 32 7 21 4 3 .875 1.33 0.85
1957 31 STL NL MLB STL P 28 183.0 41 13 27 1 1 .976 1.97 1.43
1958 32 STL NL MLB STL P 35 250.0 46 14 31 1 3 .978 1.62 1.29
1959 33 SFG NL MLB SFG P 50 271.0 47 10 34 3 2 .936 1.46 0.88
1960 34 SFG NL MLB SFG P 39 234.0 45 6 34 5 1 .889 1.54 1.03
1961 35 SFG NL MLB SFG P 37 128.0 19 7 11 1 1 .947 1.27 0.49
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1962 36 DET AL MLB DET P 30 81.0 20 11 8 1 0 .950 2.11 0.63
1963 37 2 Teams IL AAA MLN-STL P 43 19 6 11 2 2 .895 0.40
1963 37 Toronto IL AAA MLN
1963 37 Atlanta IL AAA STL
1963 37 STL NL MLB STL P 11 11.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.18
1964 38 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 52 20 8 10 2 0 .900 0.35
1964 38 BAL AL MLB BAL P 7 10.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.90 0.14
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
MLB (12 seasons) MLB P 322 1644.0 314 84 209 21 12 .933 1.60 0.91
Minors (10 seasons) Minors P 385 233 48 169 16 13
All Levels (18 Seasons) P 707 1644.0 547 132 378 37 25
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
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
1951 25 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League AAA
1951 25 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1951-09-22 1951-09-30
1952 26 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1952 26 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1952-05-03 1952-09-28
1953 27 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1954 28 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1955 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1955-04-11 1955-09-24
1956 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1956-04-20 1956-09-29
1957 31 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1957-04-21 1957-09-24
1958 32 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1958-04-18 1958-09-28
1959 33 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1959-04-11 1959-09-26
1960 34 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1960-04-12 1960-09-30
1961 35 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1961-04-11 1961-09-29
1962 36 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1962-04-25 1962-09-02
1963 37 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA 1
1963 37 Atlanta Crackers International League AAA 2
1963 37 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1963-08-08 1963-09-07
1964 38 Columbus Jets International League AAA
1964 38 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1964-09-04 1964-10-03
1965 39 Columbus Jets International League AAA
1966 40 Columbus Jets International League AAA
1967 41 Columbus Jets International League AAA

Sabr ID: b2f99b7e

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.