Marilyn C. Jones, American baseball player, Died at 88

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Dead. Marilyn Charlotte Jones [Doxey] (April 5, 1927 – July 22, 2015) was a pitcher and catcher who played from 1948 through 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m), 135 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.

Marilyn Jones was a better pitcher than hitter during her seven seasons in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Her switch from catcher to pitcher kept her in the circuit, even though she was a career .158 hitter. A member of a champion team, Jones hurled a no-hitter and posted a 31–26 record with a 2.31 earned run average and a minuscule 0.98 WHIP in 69 pitching appearances, even though she pitched mostly for poor teams and suffered from lack of run support.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Jones began playing softball at age 12. She went on to play in an industrial softball league at age 16 with the Monowatt Electric Company, where she worked. After that she played for an independent softball team called the Riverside Townies, where she was discovered by an AAGPBL scout who contacted her parents about her playing in the league. Jones tried out in New Jersey in 1948 and was selected to was selected to assist to the spring training camp at Opa-locka, Florida.