Jones pitched for 16 years in the majors and saved 303 games. His major league service spanned from 1982-2000 and he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s. In addition to his 300-plus saves, he won 69 games and had a 3.30 career ERA. He was selected to the All-Star Game five times, first in 1988 and again in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1994. Jones led the league in games finished two times (1992 and 1997) and finished with MVP votes four times (1988, 1990, 1992, 1997). His best season was arguably 1992 when he was pitching for the Astros. He won 11 games that season and saved another 36, while posting a 1.85 ERA in 111.2 innings. At the time of his retirement, Jones ranked 12th on baseball’s all-time save list.
Jones reached the postseason twice, once with the Indians in 1998 and then with the A’s in 2000. He was 41-years old at the time of his first playoff game appearance.