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Fielder Jones

1915/16 M101-5 Sporting News

Fielder Allison Jones

Born: August 13, 1871 - Shinglehouse, PA
Died: March 13, 1934 - Portland, OR
Batted: LH
Threw: RH
Position: OF
Career BA: .285
Managerial Record: 683–582

Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Superbas NL (1896–1900)
Chicago White Sox AL (1901–1903; player/manager: 1904–1908)
St. Louis Terriers FL (player/manager: 1914–1915)
St. Louis Browns AL (manager: 1916–1918)

A fine ballplayer and manager, Fielder Jones played with pennant-winners Brooklyn (1899, 1900) and Chicago (1901). Jones had a 70-game streak in reaching base at least once, and he hit over .300 six times. He batted .354 in 1896, but as a part-time player. His best year was 1901, when he batted .321. Considered one of the most intelligent managers of all time, Jones is known for leading the “Hitless Wonders” White Sox to the 1906 World Series championship solely on pitching, defense, and baserunning. The team batting average was .230. After his stint with the White Sox, he coached for Oregon State University and served as president of the Northwestern League from 1912 to 1914. He then managed the St. Louis Terriers and the St. Louis Browns before retiring to go into the lumber business in Oregon.

– Tom and Ellen Zappala, The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories 

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
4 EX 5
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