Born: January 22, 1874 - Honesdale, PA
Died: June 21, 1923 - Danville, PA
Career BA: .251
Baltimore Orioles AL (1902)
St. Louis Browns AL (1904–1909)
Detroit Tigers AL (1909–1910)
Tom Jones played eight seasons at first base, six with the St. Louis Browns. His biggest contributions were in sacrifices; he led the American League with 40 in 1906 and finished in the top six in the league for the next four seasons. In August 1909, he was traded to the Tigers for Claude Rossman. Jones hit .262 for the Tigers in 179 games over the next two seasons, posted one of his 4 career homers, and drove in 63 runs. He played in the 1909 World Series against the Pirates, hitting .250 in 24 at bats with 1 double, 1 stolen base, and 2 RBI. After leaving Detroit, Jones played for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American Association for five seasons before managing the Johnsonburg Johnnies in the Interstate League in 1916. He then retired a with a .278 minor league batting average.
– Tom and Ellen Zappala, The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories