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Cleon Jones
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 1991
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 16 of 1043 players
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Cleon Joseph Jones
Born: August 4, 1942 at Plateau, Ala.
Throws: Left Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 190

Cleon Jones has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 50 times, most recently on December 27, 2017.

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First Mets game: September 14, 1963
Last Mets game: July 18, 1975





Uniform Numbers:
Uniform
Number
Start DateEnd Date
34September 14, 1963May 5, 1965
12August 31, 1965October 3, 1965
21April 14, 1966July 27, 1975
34,+12,+21

Cleon Jones also played for the following team:
Signed with New York Mets as a free agent on July 5, 1962.

Released by the New York Mets on July 27, 1975.

On disabled list from April 5, 1975 to May 27, 1975 (knee injury).

  • Established a Mets season record for Stolen Bases in 1966 with 16 and in 1968 with 23.
  • Tied Mets season record of 8 Sacrifice Flies in 1973. Record was previously set by Ed Kranepool in 1965 and tied by Bud Harrelson in 1970. Broken by Rusty Staub in 1975 with 9.
  • Established a Mets season record for Grounded into Double Play in 1970 with 26. Broken by Mike Piazza in 1999 with 27.

Minor League Batting Record
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1963Raleigh (A)4917728545622331--4112020077.305.435.412
1963Auburn (A)1450191813169--110400028.360.560.458
1964Buffalo (AAA)13750096139226167045--92312226221.278.442.338
1965Buffalo (AAA)12345461122153154933--77214830188.269.414.321

Cleon Jones played for the following teams in the Mets organization:
  • Auburn Mets 1963; Raleigh Mets 1963; Buffalo Bisons 1964, 1965
Games played by position
1964: Buffalo (AAA): Outfield 130
1965: Buffalo (AAA): Outfield 120

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