Clarence Jones (baseball)

Clarence Woodrow Jones (born November 7, 1940) is a former professional baseball player. He played from 1967 through 1968 for the Chicago Cubs. Listed at 6' 2", 185 lb., Jones batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama

Clarence Jones
Rightfielder/First baseman
Born: (1940-11-07) November 7, 1940 (age 81)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: April 20, 1967, for the Chicago Cubs
NPB: 1970, for the Nankai Hawks
Last appearance
MLB: September 25, 1968, for the Chicago Cubs
NPB: 1977, for the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
MLB statistics
Batting average.248
Home runs2
Runs batted in16
NPB statistics
Batting average.239
Home runs246
Runs batted in562


In a two-season career, Jones was a .248 hitter (34-for-137) with two home runs and 16 RBI in 58 games, including 13 runs and seven doubles.

Following his majors career, Jones played in Japan for the Kintetsu Buffaloes of the Pacific League. In 1974, he hit 38 home runs to lead the league, becoming the first foreign player to win a home run title in Nippon Professional Baseball. He led the Pacific League again with 36 home runs in 1976.

He is the father of actor Richard T. Jones, and Clarence Jones Jr., a high school basketball coach.

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Preceded by
Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cleveland Indians Hitting Coach
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