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Doug Jones, MLB All-Star and Lebanon HS grad, dies at 64

Doug Jones, 46, Cleveland Indians, shown in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

(WISH) — MLB All-Star pitcher Doug Jones has passed away at age 64.

Jones played sixteen seasons in the major leagues, appearing in five all-star games.

Jones, a Lebanon High School graduate who also pitched one season at Butler University, didn’t become an MLB regular until he was 30 years old, but powered on to become a valuable relief pitcher with the Cleveland Indians in the late 1980s.

His time in professional baseball also took him to Milwaukee, Oakland, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the Chicago Cubs.

Jones retired in 2000 with more than 300 saves.

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