CASEY JONES, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Inducted 1968

Player: Charles “Casey” Jones, while still a teenager, pitched in his first World Tournament in 1935, finishing in a tie for 6th place with Frank Jackson.  Until 1954, Casey pitched in nearly every World Tournaments finishing in the runner-up spot four times and 3rd four times.  During this period, along with Isais, Zimmerman and Allen, he was rated as one of the top four pitchers in the world.  It is almost unbelievable that he was not fortunate enough to have won the Championship at least once.  Casey was Wisconsin State Champion 19 times, but he is probably remembered best for the world’s record he established during the 1948 World’s Tournament.  Thirty-two players participated in this tournament, and he averaged 87.5% ringers for the 31 games, a new record at that time. He finished in second place with a 28-3 record.   In 13 of these games, he threw 90 or better.  Casey Jones passed away November 4, 2003.