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Deacon Jones
First Baseman
Born: April 18, 1934 (1934-04-18) (age 75)
White Plains, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 8, 1962 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1966 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .286
Home Runs     1
RBIs     10

Grover William "Deacon" Jones (April 18, 1934 in White Plains, New York), is a retired professional baseball player who played first base in the Major Leagues from 1962-1966 with the Chicago White Sox.

In his 11-year minor-league career, Jones batted .319 with 154 home runs and a slugging percentage of .528. His major-league experience consisted of 60 plate appearances combined between the 1962, '63 and '66 seasons. He batted .286 (14 for 49) with one home run, and 10 RBIs.

After retiring, Jones served as a minor-league scout, coach, and manager in the White Sox organization through 1973. Jones was a coach for the Houston Astros from 1976-1982, and with the San Diego Padres from 1984-1987.

In Bleep! Larry Bowa Manages (Bonus Books, 1988), author Barry Bloom detailed that Jones was fired, along with two other coaches, from the Padres at the conclusion of the 1987 season. Jones joined the Baltimore Orioles as a minor-league hitting coach and liaison with minority communities.

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