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Nippy Jones
First baseman
Born: June 29, 1925(1925-06-29)
Los Angeles, California
Died: October 3, 1995 (aged 70)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 8, 1946 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1957 for the Milwaukee Braves
Career statistics
Batting average     .267
Home runs     25
Runs batted in     209
Career highlights and awards

Vernal Leroy Jones (June 29, 1925 - October 3, 1995) is a former professional baseball player. Before he joined the major leagues he played for the now defunct Sacramento Solons. He was a first baseman over parts of 8 seasons (1946-1952, 1957) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Braves. Jones was a member of the 1957 World Series champion Braves. For his career he hit .267 with 25 home runs and 209 runs batted in in 412 games played.

Jones was born in Los Angeles, California and later died in Sacramento, California at the age of 70.

1957 World Series

Jones is best remembered for what happened in Game 4 of the 1957 World Series. He was with the Braves, at bat in a key situation. He jumped back from a low pitch, and the umpire called a ball. He protested that it had hit his foot, a shoe polish mark proved it, and he was awarded first base. Braves slugger Eddie Mathews would proceed to win the game with a two-run home run, giving the Braves the victory in game 4. They would win the series in 7 games.

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