Saturday, June 24, 2006

June 24th, 1988

Doug Jones Born

Last November I did a story on Matt Lawton, who had what could only be described as a terrible birthday. On this day in 1988, Doug Jones had his thirty-first birthday, but unlike Lawton, he enjoyed his. For one thing, Doug--still in the top twenty all-time for career saves--nailed down the save in the Indians' 7-5 win over the Yankees. The save was doubly good because not only did it secure the Indians' victory, it also was Doug's fourteenth save in fourteen straight appearances. That topped the Major League record set by Steve Bedrosian just the season before.

A thirty-first birthday, a record breaking save and a team victory. Add in a nice slice of cake, and Doug had a pretty good birthday.

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