Randy Jones

Randy Jones
Birthdate 1/12/1950
Death Date
Debut Year 1973
Year of Induction
Teams Mets, Padres
Position Pitcher

In 1976 Cy Young Award winner Randy Jones pitched 315 1/3 innings, won 22 games, and tied Christy Mathewson’s NL record for consecutive innings without a walk.

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In 1975 and '76 Randy Jones set many still-standing Padres team records

In 1975 and '76 Randy Jones set many still-standing Padres team records

A 5th-round pick by San Diego in 1972, Randy Jones went on to become one of the most beloved players in Padres history. He made his debut in ’73 and lost a league-leading 22 games in ’74 before hitting his stride. The next two seasons, Jones was spectacular. Lacking a true major league f
After back-to-back 20-win seasons in '75 and '76, Jones won just 43 more MLB games

After back-to-back 20-win seasons in '75 and '76, Jones won just 43 more MLB games

After a pair of dream seasons in ’75 and ’76, Randy Jones was a serviceable starter for his final six big league seasons. Despite a losing record in 1978, he kept a low 2.88 ERA. In ’79 he posted a double-digit win total for the last time. The following year was his last with San D
Randy Jones tied Christy Mathewson's NL record for consecutive innings without a walk

Randy Jones tied Christy Mathewson's NL record for consecutive innings without a walk

For a 37-day period in 1976, Randy Jones put together a remarkable string of command and control. After walking Steve Ontiveros in the 8th inning on May 17, Jones reeled off 68 consecutive frames without walking a single batter. When he struck out Darrell Evans in the 7th inning of a tie game on Jun

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