Monday, April 12, 2010
Keeping with the Jones, Part III
Randall Leo Jones is barbecue specialist, he caters, sells bbq sauce and has a bbq stand at Petco Park. He also won the Cy Young award in 1976 while going 22-14 for the Padres. He was drafted by the Padres in 1972 and made his major league debut in 1973 and pitched for San Diego for 8 years before being traded to the Mets for a couple of no-namers. Randy didn't actually play for the '81 Padres although he is pictured on an '81 Topps card. I think I got this signed through the mail. Ruppert Sanderson Jones did actually play for the '81 Padres. In 1980 Randy Jones was traded to the Mets for John Pacella and in early '81 Pacella was traded to the Yankees for Ruppert Jones. I guess you could say the Jones were for traded for one another. Ruppert played for the Padres for three years before being released, then he signed with the Tigers and became part of the team that defeated the Padres in the 1984 World Series. I purchased the card.