Facts of Andruw Jones
|Full Name:||Andruw Rudolf|
|Birth Date:||April 23, 1977|
|Profession:||Dutch Baseball Player|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Net Worth||50 million Dollar|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Kids||Druw Jones and Madison Jones|
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Andruw Jones is a Dutch Baseball Player and designated hitter who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Where is Andruw Jones from? Wiki, Age, Parents, Nationality
Jones was born on April 23, 1977, in the Netherlands. Currently, he is 42 years old and his star sign is Taurus. He is the son of Henry Jones and Carmen Jones. His nationality is Dutch and belongs to black ethnic groups.
Jones was on a youth select team that traveled all the way to Japan to play in a tournament at the age of 11. He sometimes found himself at catcher or third base. He switched to the outfield a couple of years later. There is no information about his educational background.
Andruw Jones’s Career
Jones signed with the Atlanta Braves organization as a free agent in 1993 at the age of 16. Similarly, he promoted to Danville of the Appalachian League after only 27 games with the Braves farm team in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Jones played for Class-A Macon in 1995. In his first at-bat, he belted a homer. He finished the season with 25 home runs and 100 runs batted in. Jones also represented the South Atlantic League along with 56 steals. His outstanding season capped off when he was named Minor League Player of the Year.
The Braves brought Jones up to Atlanta on August 15, 1996, when he was just 19 years old. In his first career Major League game, Jones went 1 for 5 with a run batted in and a run scored. During his second game, he went 2 for 5 with a home run as well as a triple. Moreover, He had his first multi-homer game against the Reds on August 22. He spent his precious time in the majors playing in right field because established center fielders Marquis Grissom and Kenny Lofton were already entrenched in the position. Similarly, He finished the season batting .217 with 5 home runs and 13 RBIs.
In the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals, Jones batted .222 with a home run and 3 RBIs. The Braves won the Series and advanced to the World Series.
Career during 1996
In Game 1 of the 1996 World Series on October 20, 1996, Jones was able to demonstrate his talents on the national stage. He connected for two home runs to left field on his first two at-bats as the Braves routed the New York Yankees 12–1. Jones became the youngest player ever to homer in the World Series at the age of 19 years, 180 days, breaking Mickey Mantle’s record of 20 years, 362 days – on what would have been Mantle’s 65th birthday.
Furthermore, Jones joined Gene Tenace as the only other player to hit home runs in his first two World Series at-bats. Likewise, Jones was selected to the Braves’ post-season roster in 1996. During the 1996 World Series, he became the youngest player in history to hit a home run in the World Series at the age of 19.
In 2003, with the power-hitting Gary Sheffield in the line-up, Jones achieved a new career high-water mark in RBIs, with 116. Jones made his third All-Star team and homered in the game. The American League beat the National League, 7–6. Unfortunately, he took a step backward in 2004 when he hit fewer than 30 homers and struck out 147 times.
Awards and achievements
From 1998 to 2007, Jones won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves. His 10 Gold Gloves for an outfielder ranks him in a tie for second with Al Kaline, Ichiro Suzuki, and Ken Griffey Jr. for most Gold Gloves won by an outfielder. Similarly, he is also one of five center fielders to record at least 400 putouts in a season six times.
However, the others are Willie Mays, Richie Ashburn, Kirby Puckett, and Max Carey. Additionally, he won NL Silver Slugger Award in 2005, NL player of the month (2005), and Fielding Bible Awards at center field in 2007.
Since playing in Japan, Jones did comebacks in 2015 and 2016 MLB seasons. He officially retired from baseball in February 2016 and was hired by the Braves as a special assistant later that month.
How much is Andruw Jones Net Worth and Salary?
As Andruw’s primary income source is Baseball Player, he made his $50 million dollar fortune with Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. In addition, his yearly salary is $2.5 million dollars.
Moreover, his house of cool passionate is around 50 million dollars which are situated in Los Angeles, USA. Similarly, it has a swimming pool which costs $10 million dollars. He is living a very luxurious lifestyle with his family.
Is Andruw Jones married?
Jones was married to Nicole Derick. Nicole Derick and Andruw married on 23rd November 2002. They are the parents of one son, Druw, and one daughter, Madison. There is no information about their previous love stories.
Early on the morning of Christmas Day, 2012, Police arrested Jones for the battery. The police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call between him and his wife Nicole in suburban Atlanta. He was released on $2,400 bond late that morning. Nicole Jones filed for divorce in early January 2013 and the two went to court over custody of their son. However, there are not any controversies about his personal as well as professional life.
Andruw Jones’s Height and Weight
Jones has a very standard height of 6 feet with a weight of 85 kg. His hair is brown and eye color is dark brown. Similarly, his sexual orientation is straight. However, there is no further information about his body measurements.