Chris Jones (jonesch05)

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1992 Topps #332 Chris Jones

Christopher Carlos Jones

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Jones played nine seasons in the majors as an outfielder. He was always a back-up, and got his largest number of at-bats in 1993, with 209 during the inaugural season of the Colorado Rockies. He hit .273 with 6 homers and 31 RBIs that year, but in the high octane hitting environment that was Mile High Stadium that year, it was only good for an OPS+ of 88. He played for eight different teams during his career - all of them in the National League. He was with the Rockies and the New York Mets for two seasons each, and for one season or less with all the others. He had over 200 games as a pinch-hitter during his career.

He spent two years as manager of the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League, after playing for the team at the end of his professional career. In 2007, he became skipper of the Kannapolis Intimidators but was dismissed half-way through the 2008 season.

He is not to be confused with another Chris Jones, who was also a pinch-hitter and outfielder a few years earlier. Both players had stints with the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants, but the earlier Chris had a much shorter career.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2005 Newark Bears Atlantic League 59-71 7th Independent Leagues
2006 Newark Bears Atlantic League 42-83 7th (t) Independent Leagues
2007 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 69-70 10th Chicago White Sox
2008 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 47-55 -- Chicago White Sox replaced by Nick Capra on July 27

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