Barry Jones – just try to spell that name wrong, I dare you – was born in Centerville, Indiana in 1963 and attended Centerville High School. Sounds like the name of a fictional American town from a 1950’s movie.
I’m not kidding. Centerville, Indiana. Real place. Here is the first line from Centerville’s Wikipedia entry: “Centerville is a town in Center Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,552 at the 2010 census.” The excitement. The intrigue.
Jones pitched for five Major League teams, and other than leading the NL in games pitched in 1991 with 77, had a pretty average career toiling away in middle relief. He even finished his career with a 33-33 win-loss record. That’s pretty much the definition of average.
Way to keep it real, Barry.