"Assaultin' Dalton" Jones Turns 72 Years Old Today
James Dalton Jones—the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader (55 lifetime)—turns 72 years old today. While he wasn't an overall offense force (.243 over six seasons in Carmine Hose), he was a steady defender at second and third base. Moreover, he clearly carved out a niche as a premier pinch-hitter. For years, FenwayNation has honored Dalton with our monthly tracker of fan attitudes—The Dalton Jones Industrial Average. We wish him the happiest of birthdays today!