Former Hoosier Jones Inducted to Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan. 21, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana baseball pitcher Barry Jones will be inducted into the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday in Indianapolis. Jones, who is a native of Centerville, Ind., played eight years in the major leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.
Jones pitched for the Hoosiers from 1982-84, totaling 214 innings over his three seasons. The righty posted a 17-14 record in 34 starts, including 18 complete games - tied for fourth on the Hoosiers' all-time list. He struck out 158 batters in his career.
Jones was drafted in the third round of the 1984 draft, being selected by the Pirates with the 69th overall pick. He made his major-league debut in 1986 with Pittsburgh, but his best season in the majors came in 1990, when he posted a 2.31 ERA and had 11 wins as the setup man for Bobby Thigpen. Thigpen set a then-MLB record with 57 saves that season.
Jones, who also led the National League with 77 appearances in 1991 with the Expos, was in the majors until 1993, when he wrapped up his pro career with the White Sox. Jones is one of 22 former Hoosiers that have played in the major leagues.
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