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Monday, November 22, 2021

Former Astros closer Doug Jones dies, says ex-teammate

Greg Swindell, a teammate of Jones’ in Houston and Cleveland, tweeted Monday afternoon that Jones had died of complications from COVID-19.

Jones, who joined Houston as a free agent in the 1991 offseason, pitched for the Astros from 1992-93, saving 62 games. Jones was a National League All-Star in 1992, when he had a 1.85 ERA and led the NL in games finished with 70. Jones finished 14th in NL MVP voting that season….

Jones also pitched for the Indians, Brewers, A’s, Phillies, Cubs and Orioles during a 16-year career in the majors that included five All-Star appearances. He finished with 303 saves, with five seasons of 30 or more saves.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 22, 2021 at 03:50 PM | 43 comment(s)
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