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MLB Pitcher Doug Jones’ Cause of Death at 64 Confirmed

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Unfortunately, the former MLB All-Star closer Doug Jones passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021. His cause of death has been announced by his former teammate, Greg Swindell after he shared Doug Jones’ death news.

Jones reportedly passed away from complications due to Covid19 at the age of 64. Greg Swindell wrote: “Sad to tweet, that a long time friend, teammate, husband father grandfather and one hell of a pitcher Doug Jones has passed from complications from COVID. RIP JONSEY. Please keep the family in your prayers.”

Douglas Reid Jones spent parts of 16 seasons in the majors, pitching for the Orioles, Cubs, Phillies, Astros, Athletics, Brewers, and Indians. He was most well-known for his seven seasons with Cleveland, making three All-Star with the club. He also made the All-Star team with the Astros and the Phillies. 

Doug Jones died of complications of COVID19
The former MLB pitcher Doug Jones passed away at the age of 64

Jones enjoyed his career 16 years before he retired in 2000, ending with 303 saves over seven clubs. Before departing for Houston in 1992, Doug racked up two more All-Star selections, through his 32-save season in 1989 and a 43-save season in 1990. His dominance came to an end in 1991 when he lost the closing job to Steve Olin and was non-tendered at the end of the season. Even then, he still had one more comeback story up to his sleeve.


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Doug Jones’ Life and Career

Doug Jones found his way after stops in Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago (Cubs), and Milwaukee, coming back to the city that 12 years earlier had helped him to a great jumpstart. Doug came back to Cleveland for Eric Plunk at the 1998 Trade Deadline, and he owned a 3.45 ERA in 23 appearances in the 2nd half of the season to revive his team into the playoffs. However, his time in Cleveland ended after he was left off of the ALCS roster.

Jones worked for Oakland as a 42-year-old and a 43-year-old in 1999 and 2000, despite his advanced age. In each season, he recorded at least one save, pitched in at least 50 games, and maintained his ERA under 4.00.

Only one of his 303 saves occurred before he became 30 years old. Jones has spent the last decade coaching high school and Minor League teams before returning to Cleveland in 2019 for the All-Star Game celebrations at Progressive Field, where he spoke with fans who clearly remember their favorite Cleveland teams from the 1990s.

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Reactions to Doug Jones’s Death

After Doug Jones’ cause of death was confirmed, several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.

MLB player Doug Jones passed away at 64

A fan wrote: “RIP Doug Jones. One of my all-time favorite Brewers. The man could throw a change-up better than almost anyone I’ve ever watched.”

Another tweeted: “So sorry to read this. Doug Jones was my favorite pitcher as a little kid and who I would emulate when pitching. RIP.”

One wrote on Twitter: “That’s what I always think about with Doug Jones: a guy who turned his below-average physical skills into a 16-year major league career that probably made him $20 million or so. It’s an inspiration for the rest of us who aren’t naturally gifted. RIP Doug Jones.”

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  1. Joe Tako December 2, 2021

    Live in SoCal now but grew up in Cleveland area. Loved Doug Jones. He was a warrior. Just kept at it. Committed to the end. My prayers for the family.

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