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Charley Jones

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Charley Jones

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His best period was from 1883 to 1885, when he hit 22 home runs, had 186 RBI, and batted .310. Through the first nine seasons of the major leagues' existence, Jones held the career record for home runs, despite missing two of those seasons (1881–82) as a result of being blackballed from the sport. In 1887, he dropped to 4th place. By 1889, he was just tenth, and by 1890 he was no longer among the top ten.


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  • On June 10, 1880, Jones became the first big leaguer to hit two homers in the same inning. Both home runs came off Buffalo Bisons' pitcher Tom Poorman in the eighth inning of a 19–3 rout.

See also


  1. ^ "Charley Jones".  

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Mop Up Duty Charley Jones Bio
  • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
Preceded by
George Hall
Career home run record holder
Succeeded by
Harry Stovey
Preceded by
George Hall
Single season home run record holder
Succeeded by
Harry Stovey
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