CLEVELAND, OhioWEWS) — Doug Jones, the relief pitcher who spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, the team confirmed.
Jones, who was a 16-year veteran of the majors, pitched for Cleveland between 1986 and 1991, as well as again in 1998. In 1988, Jones was named Cleveland BBWAA Man-of-the Year. He also was an All Star pitcher for three seasons with Cleveland from 1988 to 1990.
Jones is known for his slow pitch velocity, and most importantly, his ability to change up pitches.
Jones has the third-most saves in Cleveland franchise history and was a member of the club’s Top 100 roster celebrated in 2001.
Jones accomplished the rare feat. “immaculate inning”When pitching for the Brewers, 1997, three batters were struck out with nine pitches. This was enough to win the game over the Kansas City Royals.
He was 64 years of age.