Doug Jones Stats

Doug Jones was born on Monday, June 24, 1957, in Lebanon, Indiana. Jones was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 9, 1982, with the Milwaukee Brewers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Doug Jones baseball stats page.

"Somebody once referred to reliever Doug Jones as 'the Sultan of Slow,' and the nickname might be a good description of the closer who, for 16 seasons, tied Major League hitters in knots with changeups that were slow, slower and slowest. 'Jones threw the screwball in 1985 and '86, but he didn't throw it more than once in a while the rest of his career,' wrote Bill James and Rob Neyer in their book, The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers . 'His stock in trade was keeping hitters off stride with slow, slower, and even slower changeups.' And Jones did that well, too. His performance as a closer led Jones to record 303 saves and earned him selection to the All-Star team five times in his career. Now, that career has put Jones within a step of immortality." - By Justice B. Hill / MLB.com (01/01/2006, 'Closer Jones eligible for Hall of Fame', Source )
Doug Jones

Doug 'The Sultan of Slow' Jones Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#45 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Doug 'The Sultan of Slow' Jones Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#45 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Douglas Reid Jones
Nickname:
Doug or The Sultan of Slow
Born On:
06-24-1957  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Lebanon, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Lebanon High School (Lebanon, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-09-1982 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-29-2000
Draft:
1978 : 3rd Round (59th)
Doug Jones

Doug Jones Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1982 25 Brewers 4 0 2 0 0 .000 10.12 0 0 0 2.2 14 5 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 -
1986 29 Indians 11 0 5 1 0 1.000 2.50 0 0 1 18.0 79 18 5 5 0 6 1 12 0 1 0 -
1987 30 Indians 49 0 29 6 5 .545 3.15 0 0 8 91.1 400 101 32 45 4 24 5 87 0 6 0 -
1988 31 Indians 51 0 46 3 4 .429 2.27 0 0 37 83.1 338 69 21 26 1 16 3 72 2 2 3 -
1989 32 Indians 59 0 53 7 10 .412 2.34 0 0 32 80.2 331 76 21 25 4 13 4 65 1 1 1 -
1990 33 Indians 66 0 64 5 5 .500 2.56 0 0 43 84.1 331 66 24 26 5 22 4 55 2 2 0 -
1991 34 Indians 36 4 29 4 8 .333 5.54 0 0 7 63.1 293 87 39 42 7 17 5 48 1 0 0 -
1992 35 Astros 80 0 70 11 8 .579 1.85 0 0 36 111.2 440 96 23 29 5 17 5 93 2 5 1 -
1993 36 Astros 71 0 60 4 10 .286 4.54 0 0 26 85.1 381 102 43 46 7 21 6 66 3 5 0 -
1994 37 Phillies 47 0 42 2 4 .333 2.17 0 0 27 54.0 226 55 13 14 2 6 0 38 1 0 0 -
1995 38 Orioles 52 0 47 0 4 .000 5.01 0 0 22 46.2 211 55 26 30 6 16 2 42 0 2 0 -
1996 39 Cubs 28 0 13 2 2 .500 5.01 0 0 2 32.1 143 41 18 20 4 7 4 26 0 1 0 -
1996 39 Brewers 24 0 8 5 0 1.000 3.41 0 0 1 31.2 139 31 12 13 3 13 2 34 1 2 0 -
1997 40 Brewers 75 0 73 6 6 .500 2.02 0 0 36 80.1 307 62 18 20 4 9 1 82 2 3 0 -
1998 41 Brewers 46 0 34 3 4 .429 5.17 0 0 12 54.0 239 65 31 32 15 11 1 43 0 4 0 -
1998 41 Indians 23 0 8 1 2 .333 3.45 0 0 1 31.1 133 34 12 12 2 6 3 28 0 0 1 -
1999 42 Athletics 70 0 35 5 5 .500 3.55 0 0 10 104.0 430 106 41 43 10 24 3 63 2 3 0 11
2000 43 Athletics 54 0 22 4 2 .667 3.93 0 0 2 73.1 319 86 32 34 6 18 4 54 1 2 0 7
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
16 Years 846 4 640 69 79 .466 3.30 0 0 303 1,128.1 4,754 1,155 414 465 86 247 53 909 18 39 6 18
Doug Jones

Doug Jones Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1982 25 Brewers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 29 Indians 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 30 Indians 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 31 Indians 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 32 Indians 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 33 Indians 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 34 Indians 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 35 Astros 80 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 36 Astros 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 37 Phillies 47 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1995 38 Orioles 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 39 Cubs 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 39 Brewers 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 40 Brewers 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
1998 41 Brewers 46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1998 41 Indians 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 42 Athletics 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 43 Athletics 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
16 Years 846 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
Doug Jones

Doug Jones Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1982 Brewers P 4 0 8 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1986 Indians P 11 0 54 5 0.5 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1987 Indians P 49 0 274 26 0.5 21 8 13 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .808 2.07
1988 Indians P 51 0 250 20 0.4 18 7 11 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.94
1989 Indians P 59 0 242 17 0.3 17 3 14 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.90
1990 Indians P 66 0 253 11 0.2 9 0 9 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .818 0.96
1991 Indians P 36 4 190 17 0.5 17 7 10 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1992 Astros P 80 0 335 19 0.2 17 5 12 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .895 1.37
1993 Astros P 71 0 256 15 0.2 14 2 12 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.48
1994 Phillies P 47 0 162 14 0.3 12 2 10 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.00
1995 Orioles P 52 0 140 11 0.2 10 4 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.93
1996 Cubs P 28 0 97 3 0.1 3 0 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.84
1996 Brewers P 24 0 95 5 0.2 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
1997 Brewers P 75 0 241 14 0.2 12 4 8 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.34
1998 Brewers P 46 0 162 12 0.3 11 4 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.83
1998 Indians P 23 0 94 7 0.3 7 0 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1999 Athletics P 70 0 312 19 0.3 17 5 12 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .895 1.47
2000 Athletics P 54 0 220 17 0.3 16 6 10 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.96
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 846 4 3,385 233 0.3 212 60 152 21 14 n/a n/a n/a .910 1.69
16 Years 846 4 3,385 233 0.3 212 60 152 21 14 n/a n/a n/a .910 1.69
Doug Jones

Doug Jones Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1982 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 3.37 3.37
1986 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 6.00 3.00
1987 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.63 8.57 2.36
1988 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.50 7.78 1.73
1989 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.00 7.25 1.45
1990 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 5.87 2.35
1991 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.82 6.82 2.42
1992 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 5.47 7.50 1.37
1993 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.14 6.96 2.21
1994 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.33 6.33 1.00
1995 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.63 8.10 3.09
1996 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.71 7.24 1.95
1996 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.62 9.66 3.69
1997 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.11 9.19 1.01
1998 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.91 7.17 1.83
1998 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.67 8.04 1.72
1999 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.63 5.45 2.08
2000 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 6.63 2.21
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
16 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.8 0.0 3.68 7.25 1.97
Doug Jones

Doug Jones Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1982 Milwaukee Brewers 45 , 54 $33,500.00 - -
1986 Cleveland Indians 46 $55,100.00 - -
1987 Cleveland Indians 46 $62,500.00 - -
1988 Cleveland Indians 11 $115,000.00 Stats -
1989 Cleveland Indians 11 $307,500.00 Stats -
1990 Cleveland Indians 11 $950,000.00 Stats -
1991 Cleveland Indians 11 $2,050,000.00 - -
1992 Houston Astros 23 $1,650,000.00 Stats -
1993 Houston Astros 23 $2,500,000.00 - -
1994 Philadelphia Phillies 23 $2,875,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Baltimore Orioles 31 $1,300,000.00 - -
1996 Chicago Cubs 27 $825,000.00 - -
1996 Milwaukee Brewers 43 $109,000.00 - -
1997 Milwaukee Brewers 43 $600,004.00 - -
1998 Milwaukee Brewers 43 $2,500,000.00 - -
1998 Cleveland Indians 43 "     " - -
1999 Oakland Athletics 24 $400,000.00 - -
2000 Oakland Athletics 24 $600,000.00 - -


Did you know that Doug Jones was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Jones was named one of the 36 pitchers.

Dave Smith was the first Houston Astros closer to put together a 30+ save season, finishing the 1986 campaign with 33 saves. Six years later, Doug Jones took over the franchise record for saves in a season when he put together the first 35+ save season, finishing the 1992 campaign with 36 saves and a Reliever of the Year Award (the first Astros ' recipient). [Broken since by Billy Wagner , Brad Lidge & Jose Valverde .]

Doug Jones had previously (before being traded to the Astros ) become the first Cleveland Indians closer to put together a 30+ save season (37 saves in 1988) and a 40+ save season (43 saves in 1990). Jones actually held three team records for saves in a season in two different leagues at the same time; holding the Astros (NL) record from 1992 through 2001 ( Billy Wagner recorded 39 saves, breaking the mark of 36 by Jones), the Indians record from 1988 through 1995 ( Jose Mesa recorded 46 saves, breaking the mark of 43 set by Jones in 1990, which broke his own mark of 37 in 1988), and the Milwaukee Brewers record from 1997 through 1999 ( Bob Wickman recorded 37 saves, breaking the mark of 36 by Jones).

Last-Modified: March 20, 2019 4:46 AM EST

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