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Randy Jones ( Full name: Randall Leo Jones) is an American former professional baseball left-handed pitcher nicknamed “Junkman”. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets as well as San Diego Padres. The Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, California graduated won the Cy Young Award in 1976. Randy is a Chapman University in Orange, California alumnus who is well known for his sinker and also the large number of ground-ball outs he induced.
In the 1975 All-Star Game, Randy owns the distinction of recording a save for the NL and being the starting and winning pitcher the next year. He injured a nerve in his pitching arm during the last start of the 1976 season and required exploratory surgery. After the surgery, Randy was never quite able to regain his Cy Young form. He pitched effectively for San Diego through the 1980 season and was traded to the New York Mets on December 15, 1980, for José Moreno and John Pacella.
Randy was released by the Mets after 2 years and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates released him prior to the 1983 season starting, thus ending his playing career. Randy remains the only starting pitcher to win a Cy Young Award whose career win-loss record was just 100–123 (.448). Randy was named an All-Star in 1975 and 1976. However, he retired with a losing record and after his retirement, his’ uniform No. 35 was retired by the Padres on May 9.
Randy Jones Age
He was born on January 12, 1950, in Fullerton, California, United States of America. Randy is 72 years old.
Randy Jones Height
He is a man of average stature. Randy stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73m).
Randy Jones Family
He was born to his father and mother on January 12, 1950, in Fullerton, California, United States of America. However, the 71-year-old Chapman University in Orange, California alumnus has not shared any information regarding his parents or siblings.
Randy Jones Education
He earned his high school diploma from Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, California. From there, Randy went to further his studies at Chapman University in Orange, California.
Randy Jones Padres
He has coached young pitchers since he retired from Major League Baseball. Randy’s most prominent pupil was the former Major League pitcher and the 2002 Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito who won the award while with the Oakland Athletics. Also, he runs an American Grill, Big Stone Lodge,( currently permanently closed), and the home of his catering business, Buckboard Catering. His Big Stone Lodge sells a barbecue sauce that bears his name.
Apart from that, he owned a carwash in Poway in the late 70s and early 1980s that was named after him. Additionally, Randy is involved in the San Diego Padres local radio broadcast, both pregame and postgame shows. He was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame by the San Diego Hall of Champions in 1996 honoring San Diego’s finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.
Also, in 1999, Randy was inducted as part of the inaugural class of the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame. Now, he can be heard live every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 (PST) on wsRadio.com. “Randy Jones on Baseball” where he covers everything about baseball from his Hall of Fame/Legendary guests to the latest news as well as an inside look at the Major League Season.
Randy Jones Baseball
He was selected in the fifth round of the 1972 Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres. Randy made his major league debut on June 16, 1973. In 1974, he went 8–22 with a 4.45 ERA and was able to turn it around in 1975 after he won 20 games. The victory enabled randy to lead the National League with a 2.24 ERA, earning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Randy’s best season was in 1976 after he went 22–14 with a 2.74 ERA. He started the All-Star Game and won the National League Cy Young Award, also, Randy was named The Sporting News NL Pitcher of the Year. On The Sporting News NL All-Star Teams, he was selected as the left-handed pitcher after the 1975 and 1976 seasons.
Randy’s record was 16–3 at the All-Star break in July 1976, a win total that no one has equaled ever since. He also established the Major League season record for most chances accepted by a pitcher without an error (112 in 1976). Randy tied ML pitchers’ records for highest season fielding percentage (1.000, 1976) and also most assists in an inning (3, 9/28/75 – 3rd inning). additionally, he tied the NL pitchers’ season record for the most double plays with 12 in 1976.
Randy Jones Baseball Card
– 1974 Topps #173 (Rookie Card)
– 1974 McDonald’s Padres Discs
– 1975 Topps #248
– 1975 Topps Mini #248
– 1976 Topps #199 (NL Victory Leaders)
– 1976 Topps #201 (NL ERA – Leaders)
– 1977 Kellogg’s #17
– 1977 Hostess Panels #26
Randy Jones Salary
He earns a reasonable amount from his current role on wsRadio.com. Randy has an average salary of $66,285 per year.
Randy Jones Net Worth
He accumulated good wealth from his career as a professional baseball left-handed pitcher and his journalism and personal business still add to his wealth. Randy has an estimated net worth of $2,386,926.
Who Is Randy Jones
Randy is an American former professional baseball left-handed pitcher nicknamed “Junkman”. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets as well as San Diego Padres. Now, he can be heard live every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 (PST) on wsRadio.com.
How Old Is Randy Jones
He is a 72-year-old American former professional baseball left-handed pitcher who was born on January 12, 1950, in Fullerton, California, United States of America.