Jimmy Jones (baseball)

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Jimmy Jones
Pitcher
Born: (1964-04-20) April 20, 1964 (age 55)
Dallas, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 21, 1986, for the San Diego Padres
NPB: April 14, 1994, for the Yomiuri Giants
Last appearance
MLB: July 5, 1993, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: May 31, 1995, for the Yomiuri Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record43–39
Earned run average4.46
Strikeouts376
Teams

James Condia Jones (born April 20, 1964) is a former American pitcher and is the pitching coach for the San Antonio Missions, the Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres. He played eight seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB) with the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Montreal Expos, and two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Yomiuri Giants in 1994 and 1995.

Career[edit]

Jones was known for being a first-round draft pick (3rd overall in 1982) by the Padres out of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas.[1] While in high school Jones had gained national attention for striking out 28 batters in a 16-inning play-off game while throwing 251 pitches. Jones claimed in a 2004 interview that his arm was so sore two days after the marathon effort that he could not throw a baseball from third base to first base.[2][citation needed]

Jones threw a one-hit shutout against the first-place Houston Astros in his big league debut on September 21, 1986.[3] He was the first pitcher to throw a one-hitter in his debut game since Billy Rohr in 1967.

Jones served as the interim bullpen coach for the San Diego Padres for the part of the 2012 season, following the death of Darrel Akerfelds. He was replaced by Willie Blair in December 2012.[4]

Jones served the pitching coach for the Peoria Padres of the Arizona League, as well as the for the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jimmy Jones Minor & Japanese Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "http://www.northtexasmsbl.com/giants/hnotes.cfm". northexasmsbl.com. External link in |title= (help)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: San Diego Padres 5, Houston Astros 0". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet. 21 September 1986. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  4. ^ Brock, Corey (21 December 2012). "Padres elevate Blair to bullpen coach". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Padres Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2018. Returning to San Antonio will be Pitching Coach Jimmy Jones, entering his ninth season in the Padres' organization.

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