George Stone (stonege02)
George Heard Stone Jr.
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 205 lb.
- School Louisiana Polytechnic Institute
- High School Ruston High School
- Debut September 15, 1967
- Final Game September 27, 1975
- Born July 9, 1946 in Ruston, LA USA
". . . here I am, country boy from Ruston, La., I played in a World Series. I saved a game in a World Series." - George Stone
George Stone pitched nine years in the majors, for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, most notably in 1973 when he went 12-3 for the Mets and pitched in the 1973 World Series without giving up an earned run. He also won 13 games for Atlanta in 1969, when he was 22.
His cousin Cecil Upshaw saved games for Stone 12 times over their 5 years as teammates on the Atlanta Braves. Stone saved 1 of Upshaw's wins.
He is not to be confused with the other George Stone, who played early in the 20th Century.