Andruw Jones (Baseball Superstars) by Danny Abramson

By Danny Abramson

As an Atlanta courageous, Andruw Jones has confirmed himself as a accountable and tenacious participant, showing in not less than a hundred and fifty video games according to season. Born within the Caribbean, Jones was once inspired by means of his baseball-playing father and confirmed prodigious expertise at an early age, signing with the Braves whilst he was once basically sixteen. This booklet offers Andruw Jones biography.

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It would be a flaw in Jones’s game for many years, but it by no means prevented him from feasting on most any pitching he faced at any level of baseball. After all, Jones was tenacious in his pursuit of his majorleague dream. His statistical season in Macon proved that he was way ahead of the curve for someone his age. The attention that came his way, however, was not just based on his statistics. In fact, Jones was not even the best power hitter on his team that year; Ron Wright, a 19-year-old out of Washington state, hit seven more homers and drove in four more runs.

As he had done in 1995, Jones would smash his way through the minor leagues in 1996. 33 4 Breaking In A ndruw Jones had slugged his way through his first two years in the Braves’ farm system and was primed to join the big-league club. But in the spring of 1996, his invitation to the Braves’ spring-training camp never came. Even when the team needed an extra outfielder for a day, Jones was overlooked. When the season started, Jones’s chances of joining the team did not look much better. The Braves were coming off of a World Series championship, and the outfield of David Justice, Marquis Grissom, and Ryan Klesko was going to be difficult to crack.

He soon found out that, on a top major-league team, one week of exceptional play such as he had in the World Series was quickly forgotten after a month of disappointing play. To many observers, it looked as if Jones would have to be sent back to the minors to gain a little more experience, a demotion that Jones had vowed to avoid ever since being called up by the Braves the summer before. Instead, a series of moves occurred that made it a bit easier for Jones to gain a spot on the roster. At the end of the 1996 season, Braves general manager John Schuerholz hinted that Ups and Downs there would be changes in the makeup of the team the following year.

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