BiographyMack Jones, nicknamed "Mack The Knife", came into this world Nov. 6, 1938. Jones was a MLB left fielder who played for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves from 1961 to 1967, the Cincinnati Reds in 1968 and the Montreal Expos 1969-71. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
Mack Jones was a native of Atlanta, Georgia; In 1958 he was signed as a non-draft amateur by the Milwaukee Braves. In his major-league debut, on July 13, 1961, Jones tied a post-1900 National League record by collecting four hits (three singles and a double) in his first game.
Braves Career Highlights1965: Jones hit 31 homeruns in his first full season, finishing third in the NL in home run percentage. Jones also had 18 doubles, seven triples and 76 RBIs. Teamed with Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Joe Torre, Felipe Alou, and Gene Oliver, the Braves set a NL record with six 20-HR men in one season.
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