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Doug Jones
Pitcher
Born: June 24, 1957 (1957-06-24) (age 52)
Lebanon, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 9, 1982 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2000 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Games pitched     846
Win-Loss record     69-79
Earned run average     3.30
Strikeouts     909
Saves     303
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Douglas Reid Jones (born June 24, 1957 in Lebanon, Indiana) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who had a 16-year career from 1982, 1986-2000. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1982, 1996-1998), Cleveland Indians (1986-1991, 1998), Baltimore Orioles (1995), and Oakland Athletics (1999-2000), all of the American League, and the Houston Astros (1992-1993), Philadelphia Phillies (1994), and Chicago Cubs (1996) of the National League.

Jones became the Indians' full-time closer by 1988. that year, breaking the Indians record for saves in a season with 37.[1] In 1988 and 1990, Jones averaged just over 37 saves a year. He held the Indians' all-time record for saves with 129 until Bob Wickman broke it on May 7, 2006.[2]

Jones announced he would retire on December 7, 2000.[1] His 303 career saves ranked 12th in major league history upon his retirement, and his 846 career appearances ranked 21st. A changeup specialist, he was known for keeping hitters off balance by throwing extremely slow pitches. He threw a 2-seam fastball that topped out in the low to mid 80's and a knuckle curve on occasion.

He was elected to the American League All-Star team 3 times (1988, 1989 and 1990) and to the National League All-Star team twice (1992 and 1994). He was the oldest player in the majors in 2000 at the age of 43.

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