Don Jones - Founder
Inducted in 1987
Don Jones was one of the founding members of the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame and Foundation in 1982. He attended school in Salisbury and played mostly sandlot baseball. He managed Pony League, Colt League and American Legion baseball before attempting to reorganize baseball in the Salisbury area in the 1960's. The effort was disbanded after three years for lack of a permanent playing field.
Don managed fast-pitch and modified softball teams until he helped organize the Foundation. He served in the Army in Korea and was employed at Campbell Soup Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1992. He was a life-long member of the V.F.W., the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge, and considered himself a history buff, and avid golfer. Don was inducted in to the Eastern Shore Hall of Fame in 1987 as a founding member.