Sherman Jones

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1980 TCMA '61 Cincinnati Reds #38 Sherman Jones

Sherman Jarvis Jones

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 205 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Sherman "Roadblock" Jones played parts of three seasons in the major leagues, primarily as a reliever.

He played for the Topeka Hawks in 1956 and Tacoma Giants in 1960.

He made his big league debut with the San Francisco Giants in 1960. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds the following year, 1961, and pitched two thirds of an inning for the club in that year's World Series. Jones was then taken by the New York Mets in the expansion draft and finished his major league career about a month into the 1962 season.

He was a big man who was called "Roadblock Jones". He had served in the Army and often had arm troubles as a pitcher.

Following his baseball career, Jones settled in Kansas City, Kansas, where he became a police officer. Sherman coached semi-pro baseball teams in Kansas City. He was an excellent coach, providing tips, training and humorous stories of the majors. He was well liked by all who played for him.

He later served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1988 to 1992 and the State Senate from 1992 to 2000. He died in 2007 at age 72.

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