Bob Jones (jonesbo01)
Robert Walter Jones
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut April 11, 1917
- Final Game September 24, 1925
- Born December 2, 1889 in Clayton, CA USA
- Died August 30, 1964 in San Diego, CA USA
Jones was born in Clayton, CA, east of Oakland, in 1889. His minor league career included teams in California, such as San Francisco, Mission, and Los Angeles, and also teams outside of California. He first came to the majors at age 27.
He was not a strong hitter, although he once hit .303 - in 1921, a year when the league hit .292.
A NASSH document from 1993 has an article titled Robert "Ducky" Jones, Detroit Tigers’ Third Baseman (1917-1925) and His relationship with Managers Hughie Jennings and Ty Cobb. It indicates Jones was of Welsh ancestry and lived for a long time in San Diego. After baseball he ran a Shell gas station for 20 years. His grandson Jeff Mason got as high as AAA ball.