Retired Numbers: #35

A Hall of Fame pitcher, a future Hall of Famer slugger, and a guy who has awesome hair.

Randy Jones, San Diego Padres

Jones led the National League in losses in 1974. The next season, he won 20 games, led the NL in ERA, and came in second in Cy Young voting. The next season, two years after leading the league in losses, he won the Cy Young Award, winning the most games in the league. He never again had a winning record, and finished his career losing more games than he won, but the Padres saw fit to retire #35 in his honor in 1997, seventeen years after he threw his last pitch for the team.

Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox

Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves

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Posted on December 21, 2011, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. really enjoying this series.

  2. Thanks. I enjoyed making them, and I like learning about some of the guys that I didn’t know much about like Jones.

  3. The amazing stat is that Jones pitched 315 innings when he won the Cy Young, yet only struck out 93 batters.

    Look at his R/ER ratio for his career, all the contact that he gave up led to a lot of errors behind him.

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