Dalton Jones

Jones was a utility infielder, but he contributed several key hits to the Red Sox’ “Impossible Dream” pennant of 1967. On September 18, in the heat of a tight four-team race, he hit a game-winning tenth-inning homer at Tiger Stadium. The lefthanded batter led the AL with 13 pinch hits that season. He started at third base in four games of the World Series and batted .389 (7-for-18). A .261 lifetime pinch hitter, he got more than one third of his ML at-bats off the bench. Dalton hit a grand slam for Detroit on July 9, 1970 but passed Don Wert between first and second base, making it a single.