Jones spent nine years playing in the majors for three different teams. He hit .235 during the span, with 41 home runs. He came up a highly-touted prospect with the Boston Red Sox in 1964 and saw action in 118 games. He had the best year of his career for the 1967 Red Sox, hitting .289 in 89 games and helping the team reach the World Series. Boston traded Jones to the Detroit Tigers in 1970 and he served as a reserve for Detroit for the next three years. The Tigers dealt him to the Texas Rangers during the 1972 season and he finished his major-league run there. Jones played one more year in the minors before retiring in 1973.
Jones started four games for Boston against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1967 World Series. He hit .389, which was second-best on the team, with an RBI and two runs scored. The Red Sox lost the series in seven games.
Dalton Jones – career stats