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Cleon Jones

Baseball Player
Male
Born Aug 4, 1942

Cleon Joseph Jones is a former Major League Baseball left fielder. Jones played most of his career for the New York Mets and in 1969 caught the final out of the "Miracle Mets" World Series Championship over the Baltimore Orioles.

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CHILDHOOD

1942 Birth Born on August 4, 1942.

TWENTIES

1963 - 1966 3 More Events
1967 24 Years Old His batting average dipped to .246 in 1967, and he ended up sharing playing time in center field with Larry Stahl. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old Jones began the 1968 season platooning with Art Shamsky in left. … Read More
…  Jones played most of his career for the New York Mets and in 1969 caught the final out of the "Miracle Mets" World Series Championship over the Baltimore Orioles. … Read More
1970 27 Years Old Early in the 1970 season, Jones suffered through the worst slump in his career that saw his batting average reach .167 on May 26. … Read More
1971 28 Years Old In 1971, Jones was again a .300 hitter, as he was seventh in the league with a .319 batting average.
1972 29 Years Old In 1972, Jones platooned with John Milner in left field. … Read More

THIRTIES

1973 30 Years Old In the 1973 season opener, Jones had his first career two home run game against the Philadelphia Phillies. … Read More
1975 32 Years Old Jones suffered a knee injury, and was out on extended spring training when the 1975 season started. … Read More
1976 33 Years Old …  He was picked up by the Chicago White Sox in 1976. … Read More

FORTIES

1991 48 Years Old Jones was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1991. … Read More

FIFTIES

1999 56 Years Old He appeared as himself in a 1999 episode of Everybody Loves Raymond along with several other members of the 1969 Mets. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 66 Years Old On August 22, 2009, following pre-game ceremonies honoring the 40th anniversary of the "Miracle Mets", Jones discussed the incident during SportsNet New York's telecast of that night's game. … Read More
2012 69 Years Old In June 2012, Jones was selected as the Mets' "All-Time Leftfielder" by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters, an honor which he said "means a lot to me."
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