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Former Indians All-Star reliever, Pusch Ridge coach Doug Jones dead at 64

Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his best success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died. AP photo.
Posted at 12:15 PM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 14:15:51-05

CLEVELAND (AP) — Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his best success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died.

He was 64. Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the club’s career saves list with 129. The club, which officially transitioned to Cleveland Guardians last week, said Monday it was “saddened by the loss of one of our organization’s all-time greats.” The team said Jones died in Arizona.

After his playing career, Jones coached Pusch Ridge Christian Academy to a 2009 2A baseball state title.

A cause was not immediately known. One of Jones’ former Indians teammates, pitcher Greg Swindell, posted on Twitter that his friend had died. Swindell called Jones “one hell of a pitcher.”

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