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Cleon Jones
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 1991
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 19 of 974 players
Jones
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 35 times, most recently on January 23, 2014.

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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.

Click the icon to see a graph of Cleon Jones's batting, slugging, and on base percentages

Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1963 6 15120001004000002.133.133.133
1965 30 74211101920230100015.149.203.171
1966 139 4957413616485730262316854184.275.372.318
1967 129 4114610110553019657412275136.246.331.282
1968 147 509631512941455313985231243230.297.452.341
1969 137 483921642541275641060716813233.340.482.422
1970 134 50671140258106357287512306211.277.417.352
1971 136 5056316124614695368726535239.319.473.382
1972 106 37539921515523048341624124.245.331.305
1973 92 339488813011482865131118134.260.395.315
1974 124 4616213023113603837963323194.282.421.343
1975 21 5021210023060000013.240.260.283
12 years 1201 4223563118818233935213554269739914825411715.281.406.340

League Championship Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1969 3 144620141020200011.429.786.467
1973 5 20362003204000008.300.400.364
2 years 8 3471240173060200019.353.559.405

World Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1969 5 19231000001100004.158.211.200
1973 7 285820114121000013.286.464.394
2 years 12 4771130114132000017.234.362.321

All-Star Game Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1969 1 4220000000000002.500.500.500
1 year 1 4220000000000002.500.500.500

  • Led National League in grounded into double play with 26 in 1970.
  • Led Mets in games with 147 in 1968.
  • Led Mets in at bats with 509 in 1968.
  • Led Mets in runs with 74 in 1966, with 63 in 1968 and with 63 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in hits with 151 in 1968, with 164 in 1969 and with 161 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in singles with 104 in 1968, with 123 in 1969 and with 117 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in doubles with 29 in 1968, with 25 in 1969 and with 23 in 1974.
  • Led Mets in triples with 5 in 1967. Tied for Mets lead in triples with 8 in 1970 and with 6 in 1971.
  • Tied for Mets lead in home runs with 14 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 69 in 1971 and with 52 in 1972.
  • Led Mets in stolen bases with 16 in 1966, with 23 in 1968 and with 16 in 1969. Tied for Mets lead in stolen bases with 12 in 1967.
  • Led Mets in caught stealing with 12 in 1968.
  • Led Mets in batting average with .297 in 1968, with .340 in 1969, with .319 in 1971 and with .282 in 1974.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .452 in 1968, with .482 in 1969, with .473 in 1971 and with .421 in 1974.
  • Led Mets in on base percentage with .341 in 1968, with .422 in 1969, with .352 in 1970 and with .382 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .793 in 1968, with .904 in 1969, with .855 in 1971 and with .764 in 1974.
  • Led Mets in strikeouts with 87 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in walks with 64 in 1969.
  • Led Mets in intentional walks with 10 in 1969.
  • Led Mets in hit by pitch with 7 in 1969 and with 5 in 1970.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 230 in 1968 and with 239 in 1971.
  • Led Mets in sacrifice flies with 5 in 1971 and with 8 in 1973.
  • Tied for Mets lead in sacrifice hits with 7 in 1967.
  • Led Mets in grounded into double play with 26 in 1970.

Games where Cleon Jones had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 04/06/73. vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 09/19/73.

Games where Cleon Jones had 4 or more Hits
At Pittsburgh (NL) 08/17/67. At Philadelphia (NL) 07/06/68. At Cincinnati (NL) 08/18/74.

Games played by position
1963: Center Field 5, Outfield 5, Left Field 1
1965: Outfield 23, Center Field 18, Right Field 3, Left Field 2
1966: Outfield 130, Center Field 105, Right Field 38, Left Field 2
1967: Outfield 115, Center Field 83, Right Field 23, Left Field 22
1968: Outfield 139, Left Field 117, Center Field 28, Right Field 18
1969: Left Field 122, Outfield 122, First Base 15, Center Field 1
1970: Outfield 130, Left Field 128, Center Field 5, Right Field 1
1971: Left Field 132, Outfield 132, Center Field 2
1972: Outfield 84, Left Field 72, First Base 20, Right Field 13, Center Field 5
1973: Outfield 89, Left Field 73, Center Field 14, Right Field 8
1974: Outfield 120, Left Field 117, Center Field 3, Right Field 3
1975: Left Field 12, Outfield 12

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Cleon Jones was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1963 300000000
1965 200007700
1966 231028252612100
1967 1549402111830
1968 619841022200
1969 40547300000
1970 308315261000
1971 006650140000
1972 00025685000
1973 001234400000
1974 00546020000
1975 0011010000
Totals 5678396292181382830

1968 Cleon Jones
1968 Cleon Jones






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