Side A: With 229 victories, Woodsfield’s Samuel Pond Jones, or Sad Sam Jones, was one of professional baseball’s top pitchers in the early 1900s. He started his 22-year career with the Cleveland Indians in 1914 and later played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, and Chicago White Sox. He posted a career-high 23 victories for Boston in 1921 and won 21 for New York in 1923. Jones appeared in four World Series, but the pinnacle of his career came September 4, 1923, when he threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics.
Side B: In an era when men dominated professional sports, Monroe County’s Mary Weddle-Hines was a trailblazer for women athletes. After playing professional girls softball for the Phoenix Queens, Weddle joined the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1954. She displayed athleticism and versatility, playing outfield, third base, and pitcher. In her only season with the Daisies, Weddle had 52 hits, scored 38 runs and also sported a 3-1 pitching record. Only approximately 600 women ever played in the AAGPBL, which folded in 1954 after 12 seasons.
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