Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:28
Former Outfielder, Andruw Jones and Executive, John Schuerholz are now members of the acclaimed Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.
Jones made his Major League debut a month and a half after his 19th birthday and the Atlanta scouts were correct in that they had a bona fide star on their hands. In his third season, Jones would win his first of ten consecutive Gold Gloves and cement himself as one of the greatest defensive outfielders if his generation. While Jones was a spectacular fielder, he was equally adept at offensive production.
Jones would smack 368 of his 434 Home Runs as a Brave and over his Atlanta tenure had a .263/.342.,497 Slash Line with 1,117 RBIs and 138 Stolen Bases. In 2005, Jones would leas the National League in Home Runs, Runs Batted In and captured his lone Silver Slugger Award.
John Schuerholz, the team’s President since 2007, will join him. Prior to that role, he was the General Manager of the team and is credited with assembling much of the roster that made them so dominant in the 1990’s.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame class.