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Jonas Gaines



Jonas George Gaines
(Lefty)

Born: January 9, 1915 in New Roads, LA
Died: August 6, 1998 in Baker, LA
          (83 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: L
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 155
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Notes:


• College: Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA)
• Buried: Port Hudson National Cemetery (Zachary, LA)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
9
1937
1948
BEG/EAS
18.4
2.5
0.3
15.7
-0.1
2
CF
8
1937
1948
BEG/EAS
13.7
13.3
0.8
0.0
-0.4
3
LF
6
1938
1946
BEG
7.6
8.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.9
4
SS
7
1939
1948
BEG/EAS
6.0
2.6
1.4
0.0
2.1
5
2B
3
1946
1948
BEG
5.8
2.4
2.8
0.0
0.6
6
SP
3
1946
1948
BEG
4.7
0.1
0.1
4.5
-0.0
7
2B
5
1937
1946
BEG
4.5
4.1
-0.3
0.0
0.6
8
RF
4
1937
1942
EAS/BEG
4.4
5.4
-0.5
0.0
-0.5
9
LF
2
1947
1948
BEG
4.3
3.9
0.8
0.0
-0.4
10
SP
4
1944
1948
BEG
3.8
0.1
-0.0
3.8
-0.0
11
C
6
1937
1944
BEG
3.7
3.5
-0.0
0.0
0.2
12
SP
5
1937
1946
BEG
3.0
-0.7
0.0
3.7
0.0
13
1B
4
1941
1948
BEG
2.9
4.2
-0.3
0.0
-1.0
14
SS
3
1937
1946
MULT
2.7
2.6
-0.1
0.0
0.2
15
SP
5
1937
1944
BEG
2.5
-0.4
0.0
2.9
0.0
16
LF
1
1947
1947
BEG
2.5
2.7
0.1
0.0
-0.3
17
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
2.4
0.1
0.0
2.3
0.0
18
SP
3
1937
1941
BEG
2.3
0.3
0.0
2.0
0.0
19
SP
2
1941
1942
BEG
2.2
0.2
0.0
2.0
-0.0
20
SP
1
1947
1947
BEG
2.0
-0.2
0.0
2.3
0.0
21
SP
1
1944
1944
BEG
2.0
-0.2
0.0
2.1
0.0
22
SP
1
1939
1939
BEG
1.9
-0.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
23
SP
3
1939
1942
BEG
1.9
0.5
0.0
1.4
-0.0
24
SP
1
1946
1946
BEG
1.8
0.2
0.0
1.6
-0.0
25
1B
5
1938
1946
BEG
1.7
1.4
0.4
0.2
-0.3
26
3B
8
1937
1947
BEG
1.6
0.6
0.4
0.1
0.5
27
1B
4
1937
1942
BEG/EAS
1.4
1.6
0.2
0.0
-0.3
28
SP
2
1937
1938
BEG
1.4
0.2
0.0
1.2
-0.0
29
SP
2
1941
1942
BEG
1.3
0.2
0.0
1.1
-0.0
30
RF
3
1944
1948
BEG
1.3
0.4
0.8
0.0
-0.0
31
C
3
1937
1939
BEG
1.2
0.6
0.5
0.0
0.2
32
3B
1
1937
1937
NE
1.2
1.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
33
CF
1
1941
1941
BEG
1.1
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
34
SP
3
1937
1946
EAS/NE
0.9
0.1
0.0
0.8
-0.0
35
3B
2
1947
1948
BEG
0.7
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
36
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
37
SP
1
1944
1944
BEG
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
38
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.6
-0.3
0.0
0.9
0.0
39
SP
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
-0.0
40
RF
1
1948
1948
BEG
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.0
-0.1
41
RF
2
1939
1941
BEG
0.5
0.9
0.0
-0.2
-0.2
42
2B
2
1942
1946
EAS
0.5
0.1
0.4
0.0
0.0
43
RP
2
1942
1946
EAS
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
44
CF
1
1937
1937
NE
0.4
-0.3
0.8
0.0
-0.0
45
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
46
RF
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
47
3B
1
1947
1947
BEG
0.3
-0.2
0.5
0.0
0.0
48
2B
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.3
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.0
49
RP
1
1938
1938
BEG
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
50
1B
1
1937
1937
NE
0.3
0.6
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
51
C
2
1942
1946
EAS
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
52
3B
2
1941
1942
BEG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
53
SS
4
1937
1948
BEG
0.2
-0.3
0.2
0.0
0.3
54
SS
1
1937
1937
NE
0.2
0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
55
RF
1
1937
1937
NE
0.1
0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
56
LF
1
1938
1938
BEG
0.1
-0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.0
57
1B
2
1937
1939
BEG/NE
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
58
CF
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
59
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
60
SP
3
1941
1946
BEG
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.5
-0.0
61
3B
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
62
LF
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
63
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
64
RP
1
1948
1948
BEG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
65
RP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
66
C
1
1948
1948
BEG
0.1
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
67
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
68
-
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
69
LF
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.0
0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
70
RF
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
71
RP
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
72
C
1
1937
1937
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
C
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
74
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
75
-
1
1947
1947
BEG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
-
1
1942
1942
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
77
RF
1
1941
1941
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
78
-
1
1942
1942
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
-
1
1948
1948
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
80
2B
1
1942
1942
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
81
RF
1
1938
1938
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
82
RF
2
1938
1942
BEG
-0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
83
LF
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
84
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
85
3B
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
C
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
87
3B
1
1937
1937
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
88
1B
1
1938
1938
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
89
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
90
3B
1
1938
1938
BEG
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
91
3B
1
1946
1946
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
RF
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
93
3B
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
94
SP
2
1937
1938
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
95
C
1
1946
1946
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
96
RP
1
1942
1942
EAS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
97
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
98
1B
1
1944
1944
BEG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
99
SP
1
1947
1947
BEG
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
100
C
1
1937
1937
BEG
-0.1
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
101
-
1
1937
1937
BEG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
102
C
1
1937
1937
NE
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
103
2B
1
1946
1946
BEG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
105
RF
2
1946
1947
BEG
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.3
106
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
107
C
2
1946
1947
BEG
-0.3
-0.6
0.2
0.0
0.1
108
1B
1
1944
1944
BEG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
109
-
1
1947
1947
BEG
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
110
-
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
111
-
1
1944
1944
BEG
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
112
RF
1
1937
1937
BEG
-0.4
0.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
113
C
4
1941
1946
BEG
-0.5
-0.8
0.0
0.0
0.4
114
C
1
1937
1937
NE
-0.5
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.1
115
-
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
116
LF
3
1937
1946
EAS/NE
-0.5
0.1
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
117
1B
1
1942
1942
BEG
-0.5
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
118
-
1
1948
1948
BEG
-0.6
-0.1
0.1
-0.6
0.0
119
SP
3
1946
1948
BEG
-0.6
-0.1
-0.0
-0.4
-0.0
120
2B
1
1937
1937
NE
-0.6
-0.9
0.2
0.0
0.1
121
-
1
1948
1948
BEG
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
122
RF
3
1939
1946
BEG
-0.7
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.3
123
SP
4
1939
1946
BEG
-0.7
0.5
0.0
-1.2
-0.0
124
-
2
1947
1948
BEG
-0.7
-0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.0
125
-
2
1937
1939
BEG
-0.8
0.1
0.0
-0.9
0.0
126
C
3
1946
1948
BEG
-1.7
-2.0
0.0
0.0
0.3

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