Dick Jones
 

 

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RICHARD JONES

Born: 1918
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Died:  
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Height: 5-9 1/2
Weight: 140

Home: 
Florence, Alabama

Nickname: 
Dick

Batted: Right
Threw: Right

Position:
Shortstop

Kitty League Team:
Jackson Generals

Kitty League All-Star 1938

 


A good defensive shortstop with speed, Dick Jones led the Kitty League in fielding percentage (.932) in 1940 and was the top base stealer in 1939 and 1940. He was a key member of the 1938 and 1940 postseason champion Jackson Generals. The local sportswritter dubbed him "Gilland's Gift to the Gals" for his boyish good looks. (Hartle Gilliand was the club owner.)

 

 

 

Kitty League Batting Statistics

YEAR CLUB BA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
1938 Jackson .279 126 501 90 140 19 3 1 60 23
1939 Jackson .313 109 451 65 141 19 1 1 54 42
1940 Jackson .338 113 462 96 156 35 0 2 36 51
Total 3 seasons .309 348 1414 251 437 73 4 4 150 116

 

 

 

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