American baseball playerDied when: 61 years 37 days (733 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Charles Wesley Jones (born Benjamin Wesley Rippay on April 30, 1852 – June 6, 1911) was an American left fielder in the National Association and Major League Baseball who hit 56 home runs and batted .298 during his twelve-year career.
He was born in Alamance County, North Carolina.Charley Wesley “Baby”, “Big Charlie”, “Knight of the Limitless Linen” Jones, who was traded by the Cincinnati Red Stockings to the New York Metropolitans for the 1887 season, following a contract dispute.
He spent 12 years in the majors, and was perhaps the first "slugger."
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