A two-time All American at Chapman College, Randy was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1972 and made his major league debut on June 16, 1973. Randy's accomplishments include the 1976 Cy Young Award (22-14, a 2.74 ERA), an All Star game save (1975) and win (1976), the Sporting News NL Pitcher of the Year, and Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year. Randy also established several major league records in fielding by a NL pitcher, and holds several of the Padres pitching records. Randy was traded to the New York Mets in 1980, and ended his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1983. Randy's uniform number, 35, was retired by the Padres upon the ending of his stellar baseball career.
After baseball, Randy developed his family's barbeque sauce recipe into a commercial business success. Randy Jones Original Baseball Barbeque Sauce is on store shelves as far east as Texas, and during baseball season at each of the three Randy Jones BBQ eateries inside Petco Park. Randy also hosted several seasons of the TV outdoor sports show "Randy Jones Strike Zone." Today, Randy works for the San Diego Padre organization, hosts the "BP" radio show prior to each Padres game, and produces and hosts the "Randy Jones on Baseball" over the internet via www.wsradio.com.
Follow Randy on Facebook (link to personal facebook page), or get a glimpse of him at the Randy Jones All American Sports Grill.