Throwing one of the fastest fastballs in this era, Sheldon Jones won 16 games for the 1948 New York Giants, posting a splendid 16-8 record with a very fine 3.35 earned run average, completed 8 of 21 games. His pitching arsenal included a mid 90 mph fastball, a curve ball and a changeup. Including 1948 Sheldon Jones rang up three straight seasons of at least 13 wins. The 6 ft 1 inch, 180 pound power pitcher pitched his first six major league seasons under Giants manager Leo Durocher, 1946-1951.
Pitching in relief in the 1951World Series against the rival Yankees, Sheldon Jones gained a save in Game 3 with 1.1 innings of work, helping the Giants win the game 6-2. In Game 4 he worked three innings of relief and was not the pitcherof record in a 6-2 loss. For the two-games he allowed 5 hits in 4.1 innings and had a 2.08 ERA. After the Series he worked mainly as a reliever for the Boston Braves and the Cubs.