Ruppert Jones Essentials

Bats: L Throws: L
Height: 70 Weight: 170
Born: Saturday, March 12, 1955 in Dallas, TX USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 8/1/1976
Last Game: 10/4/1987
Full Name: Ruppert Sanderson Jones

Ruppert Jones (3/12/55). Nicknamed “Rupe,” he was the first overall pick in the 1976 expansion draft by the Seattle Mariners. Although he only played 3 years with the Mariners, he was a fan-favorite with his combination of power and speed. He was the first player to represent the Mariners in the All-Star game in 1977 (he was also an All-Star with the San Diego Padres in 1982). Jones was an important role player for the 1984 World Series champion Detroit TIgers (.284 BA, .516 Slg., .862 OPS), but he is probably best remembered for his years with the Mariners in the late 1970s. In his 12-year career (1976-1987), Ruppert had 1103 hits, 147 HR, 143 SB, .250 BA, .330 OBP, .416 Slg., & .746 OPS.