Saturday, October 5, 2013

708th Place - Ross Jones

Card #169

This card has always faked me out.  Even tonight, as I pulled the card out to scan it, Ross Jones fooled me again.  When I look at this picture I automatically assume it's a pitcher's pose.

Wrong!  Ross Jones is a shortstop!

This is, I believe, the only Topps card ever made for Jones.  At 27 years old in 1987 Ross got his third and final cup of coffee in the majors.  He hit an empty .254 over 39 games.  He lasted one more season in AAA but hung up the spikes after that.

Ross Jones wrote about Ross Jones previously, but not the Ross Jones you're thinking of.  Or the other Ross Jones you're thinking of.

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