A fastball alone wasn't enough to keep Jones in the ML. He had brief success with
the 1983 Rangers in relief (10 saves) by adding a submarine motion to his normal
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 3, 1983: The Rangers explode for 12 runs in the 15th inning of a 16–4 win over the A's, setting a new major-league record for runs in a single extra inning. Reserve Bobby Jones has five hits in the game, including two doubles in the 15th. Dave Beard is the loser for Oakland, while Odell Jones is the victor.
»May 28, 1988:
In his first start since 1981, Milwaukee's Odell Jones no-hits the Indians for 81/3 innings before allowing a pinch single to Ron Washington. Dan Plesac saves the 2–0 victory.