Cleon Jones

Cleon Joseph Jones
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: August 4, 1942 in Plateau, AL
Signed: 1963 by the Mets
Departed: released, July 1975

 

Cleon is best known as the left fielder on the 1969 World Champions, and it is also well-known that he held (for nearly 30 years) the record for the highest Mets batting average ever, with his .340 in '69. His average of .319 two years later was also the second-highest Mets average ever for many seasons. Lesser-known facts about Cleon's significance at Shea include these: He led the Mets in steals four seasons in a row, and also in on-base percentage four years in a row. He led the club in batting and in slugging percentage four different times, and in runs, hits, doubles, and triples three times each. He was tops in RBIs and total bases twice each, and even led the club in home runs one season. Cleon is shown here on his 1970 Kellogg's card. Below the stats box are cards from Cleon's entire career.

        

  

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1963 *METS*    6   15   1    2   0  0  0   1    2  0  0   4   0   0   0  0 .133 .133 .133
1965 *METS*   30   74   2   11   1  0  1   9   15  1  0  23   2   0   0  0 .171 .203 .149
1966 *METS*  139  495  
74  136  16  4  8  57  184 16  8  62  30   3   5  4 .318 .372 .275
1967 *METS*  129  411  46  101  10  
5  5  30  136 12  2  57  19   4   7  5 .282 .331 .246
1968 *METS*  147  509  63  151  29  4 14  55  230 23 12  98  31   5   4  3 .341 .452 .297
1969 *METS*  137  483  92  
164  25  4 12  75  233 16  8  60  64   7   1  3 .422 .482 .340
1970 *METS*  134  506  71  140  25  8 10  63  211 12  3  87  57   5   0  6 .352 .417 .277
1971 *METS*  136  505  63  161  24  6 14  69  239  6  5  87  53   2   3  5 .382 .473 .319
1972 *METS*  106  375  39   92  15  1  5  52  124  1  6  83  30   4   2  4 .305 .331 .245
1973 *METS*   92  339  48   88  13  0 11  48  134  1  1  51  28   3   1  
8 .315 .395 .260
1974 *METS*  124  461  62  130
 23  1 13  60  194  3  3  79  38   6   2  3 .343 .421 .282
1975 *METS*   21   50   2   12   1  0  0   2   13  0  0   6   3   0   0  0 .283 .260 .240
1976 Chi AL   12   40   2    8   1  0  0   3    9  0  0   5   5   1   1  0 .304 .225 .200
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METS TOTALS 1201 4223 563 1188 182 33 93 521 1715 91 48 697 355  39  25 41 .340 .406 .281
OTHER CLUBS   12   40   2    8   1  0  0   3    9  0  0   5   5   1   1  0 .304 .225 .200
=========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1213 4263 565 1196 183 33 93 524 1724 91 48 702 360  40  26 41 .339 .404 .281

seasons highlighted in blue denote he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Hitter of the Year

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This is a list of the Cleon Jones cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.    Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1965 Topps

1966 Topps

1965 Topps #308 (Mets Rookies; with Tom Parsons)

1966 Topps #67 (Mets Rookies; with Dick Selma)

1967 Topps

1968 Topps

1969 Topps

1970 Topps

1970 Topps

1967 Topps #165
1967 Topps Pin-Ups #13

1968 Topps #254

1969 Milton Bradley game card
1969 Sports Collectors MLB Official Photostamps
1969 The News Portfolio of Stars by Stark
reprint
1969 Topps #512
1969 Topps Stamps

1967 Topps Pin-Ups

1970 Kellogg's #3
1970 Topps #61 (NL Batting Leaders)
1970 Topps #575
1970 Topps Booklets #19

1971 Dell MLB Official Photostamps
1971 Topps #527

1972 Topps #31
1972 Topps #32
(In Action)
1972 Topps #32
(In Action; autographed)

1970 Topps Booklets

1972 Topps

1973 Topps

1975 Kellogg's

2012 Panini Golden Age

1973 Topps #540

1974 Topps #245
1974 Topps #476
(World Series Game 5)

1975 Dairylea Picture Pak
1975 Hostess #123
(uncut panel)
1975 Kellogg's #21
1975 SSPC Mets #11
1975 Topps #43

1981 TCMA The 1960's #322

1987 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Teams 1969 Mets #3-1969 (with Tommie Agee and Ron Swoboda)

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #16

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #207

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #19 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #14, #37, #41, #45, #56, #65

1971 Topps Coins

2002 Topps Archives #150 (reprint of 1969 Topps #512)
2002 Topps Super Teams #91
2002 Topps Super Teams Retrofractor #91
(0545/1969)

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #54
2005 Topps Rookie Cup Reprints #14
(reprint of 1967 Topps #165)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (seven of clubs)

2012 Panini Golden Age #144
2012 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #FFA-CJ
(autographed)

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (king of hearts)
2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes
(seven of clubs)
2013 Panini Hometown Heroes #66

2017 Topps Archives Snapshots #AS-CJ
2017 Topps Archives Snapshots Black and White #AS-CJ

Other Cleon Jones memorabilia in my collection: 

1967 Coca-Cola bottle cap #V24
1971 Topps Coins #103

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