Friday, March 28, 2008
#293 Doug Jones
Why this card is awesome: Because seeing this card in 1988, you'd think that Jones was just about done. Around since 1978, a cup of coffee with the Brewers in 1982, and already 30 years old in the 1987 season. But, surprise surprise, he became the best closer in baseball from 1988 to 1990, and posted other great years in 1992, 1994, and 1997.
Cool stat: Man alive, did Jones have great control. For pitchers over the age of 40, check out this list of highest K/BB ratio, minimum 70 IP. Jones holds 4 of the top 14 slots, including the top 2!