Sug Jones


Robert Roosevelt "Sug" Jones, born September 9th, 1907 in Dubach, LA1 was a Negro league baseball player in the 1930s. He lived in Little Rock, AR most of his life.


Jones was the son of James C. Jones and Marie (nee Dismukes) Jones. He was born in rural Louisiana near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line. As a child, he and his family moved to Little Rock, AR, where he spent most of the rest of his life.2

Jones played with the Little Rock Grays in 19323 and in the Little Rock Stars in 1933,4 both in the Negro Southern League. Later, he played with the the Dubisson Tigers, a semi-pro team in Little Rock.5

Jones died on July 27th, 1982 in Jonesboro, AR.6 He was buried in Haven of Rest Cemetery in Little Rock, AR.7 8


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com

Statistics at the Seamheads Negro Leagues Database.
1 Jones' WWII draft card (accessed at Fold3.com).
3 Chicago Defender, 5/7/1932, p.8. Jones is mentioned by his name "Roosevelt."
4 Arkansas Gazette, 9/9/1933, p.7
6 Arkansas Gazette, 7/29/1982
7 Arkansas Gazette, 7/30/1982