Gary Jones

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Gareth Howell Jones

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gary Jones is the brother of Steve Jones, who also pitched in the American League. Steve was in the majors during parts of 1967-69, while Gary came to the majors with the New York Yankees for parts of 1970-71.

He started with a splash in minor league ball, going 15-9 in A ball and 11-5 in AA ball. He also spent some or all of three seasons in AAA ball, at Syracuse - he was four years older than teammate Ron Blomberg.

On September 25, 1970 he made his big league debut with the New York Yankees. In his first major league appearance, he faced the Detroit Tigers, pitching two scoreless innings with two hits allowed, one walk, and two strikeouts (Gene Lamont and Norm Cash).

Following the 1971 season, on December 2nd, he was traded by the Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Bernie Allen. He was promptly traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians with Terry Ley, Denny Riddleberger, and Del Unser for Roy Foster, Ken Suarez, Mike Paul, and Rich Hand on that same day. He never played in the majors for the Indians, although he appeared in 42 games for their Portland AAA affiliate.

He is not to be confused with Gary Jones, a minor-leaguer from the 1980's, who has been a major league coach and minor league manager.

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