CLEVELAND, OhioWEWS) — Doug Jones, the assistant pitcher who spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s and 1990s, has passed away, the team confirmed.
Jones was an American professional pitcher who played 16 major league seasons. He pitched for Cleveland in 1986-91 and 1998. In 1988, Jones was named Cleveland BBWAA’s Man of the Year. He also played three seasons as an All-Star pitcher for the Indians from 1988 to 1990.
Jones was well-known for his slow throw speeds, and especially for making an effective change.
Jones is the third-most successful saver in Cleveland franchise history. He was also a member the club’s Top 100 roster in 2001.
Jones achieved the rare feat. “flawless collection”He struck out three batters with nine pitches when he pitched in 1997 for the Brewers to win a game over the Kansas City Royals.
He was 64 years of age.