Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ricky Jones

Sent: 10/18/10
Received: 10/30/10
Time: 12 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1988 CMC Portland Beavers, 1988 ProCards Portland Beavers
Item Received: 1988 CMC Portland Beavers, 1988 ProCards Portland Beavers.  Both signed in thin blue Sharpie.

Ricky Jones was a tall, powerful second baseman who appeared in 16 big league games (for the Orioles in 1986) and never hit a Major League home run.  He did post a couple of 20+ homer seasons in the minors, including 1987.  He was acquired mid-season by the Twins and split the year between Baltimore's Rochester farm team and the Twins' Portland Beavers affiliate.  1988, also with Portland, was his last season of pro ball.  I asked him what it was like to play next to Cal Ripken, but he didn't answer.

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