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Sad Sam Jones

Sad Sam Jones (Baseball.  Born, Woodsfield, OH, July 26, 1892; died, Barnesville, OH, July 6, 1966.)  A righthander who was 21-8 for the Yankees’ first World Series champions in 1923, Samuel Pond Jones owed his nickname to W.O. McGeehan of the Herald, who called him “Sad Sam, Sorrowful Sage from Woodsfield” because of his dour […]

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