Sam Jones

Position
Pitcher
Years
1947–1964
Hall Rating
33
MLE Rating
71
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Sam Jones is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Golden Days Era Committee in 2027.
Peak
13%
Longevity
87%

Negro League MLEs by Eric Chalek

Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Sam Jones has a 71 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.

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Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
18.1 2.4 18.4 9.5
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-82 -2 1 0 66 24
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1947 CBE -0.4 -0.3
1948 CBE 0.0 0.2
1951 CLE 0.1 0.2
1952 CLE -1.5 -1.3
1955 CHC 0.6 3.0
1956 CHC 0.0 1.9
1957 STL 0.7 2.4
1958 STL 2.9 5.3
1959 SFG 2.5 5.2
1960 SFG -0.8 1.4
1961 SFG -1.4 -0.1
1962 DET 0.4 1.0
1963 STL -0.8 -1.0
1964 BAL 0.1 0.2
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