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Pittsburgh Penguins Marian Hossa is blocked by Philadelphia Flyers Randy Jones during the third period at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on April 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Stephen M. Gross)
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Randall Leo Jones (born January 12, 1950 in Fullerton, California), nicknamed "Junkman", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He attended Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, California. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California. He was known for his sinker and the large number of ground-ball outs he induced. He also had an handle-bar moustache.

Jones was drafted Five Round by the San Diego Padres in the 1972 Major League Baseball Draft. His major league debut on June 16, 1973.

In 1974, Jones went 8-22 with a 4.45 ERA. He was able to turn it around in 1975 when he won 20 games and led the National League with a 2.24 ERA earning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award honors. His best season was in 1976, when he went 22-14 with a 2.74 ERA, winning the National League Cy Young Award and being named The Sporting News NL Pitcher of the Year. He was selected as the left-handed pitcher on The Sporting News NL All-Star Teams after the 1975 and 1976 seasons.

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