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Sam Jones


From the "This Great Game" card back: When you think of hard-tossing, wild pitchers, think of Toothpick Sam Jones, who led the league in K’s three times. In ‘55, when he led the league with 198 strikeouts, he almost walked as many: with 185 free passes. Ol' Sam struggled to find the plate but he threw as hard as anyone of his time, and on his biggest day both were on display. On May 12, 1955, Jones took a no-hitter into the ninth but walked the first three Bucs batters to fill the bases. Bearing down after a mound visit from his skipper, Toothpick struck out the next three batters to finish his no-no. Wild and wonderful: a typical day in the life of this fine pitcher.


Birth Date: December 14, 1925
Birth Location: Stewartsville, OH
Death Date: November 5, 1971
Death Location: Morgantown WV, USA
Weight: 192 lb
Height: 6 ft 4 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 22, 1951
Final Game Date: October 3, 1964
Years Played: 12
Games Played: 322
At Bats: 522
Runs: 16
Hits: 78
Doubles: 7
Triples: 0
Home Runs: 1
RBIs: 27
Stolen Bases: 0
Base on Balls: 17
Batting Average: 0.149
Position: Pitcher

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