ATLANTA — Not only are the Braves honoring Andruw Jones with a jersey retirement, but a bobblehead as well, according to the team.
On Sep. 9, the team will retire the No. 25 jersey to honor former outfielder Andruw Jones who spent 12 years with the team from 1996 to 2007.
The team will also give out Jones’ bobblehead on the night his jersey is retired before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
If you are interested in the bobblehead, make sure to arrive early! Only the first 15,000 fans will receive the bobblehead of Jones.
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Jones signed with the Braves in 1993 as an amateur free agent and made his Major League debut in August of 1996.
Two months later, a 19-year-old Jones became the youngest player to hit a home run in the World Series, when he hit two home runs in Game 1 of the 1996 World Series against the New York Yankees. The Braves would go on to lose that series, but Jones showed he was going to be an MLB star.
During his 12 seasons in Atlanta, the Curaçao native won ten straight Gold Glove Awards and made the All-Star Team five times. Additionally, in 2005 he won the Silver Slugger Award, the NL Hank Aaron Award, and the Major League Player of the Year.
Jones finished his Major League career with 1,933 hits, 1,289 RBIs, and 434 home runs.
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Jones was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2016.
The Braves have previously retired ten numbers to honor the legendary figures who enriched baseball while representing the organization. The retired numbers are displayed on a left-field facade in Truist Park.
Jones joins Dale Murphy, Bobby Cox, Chipper Jones, Warren Spahn, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Phil Niekro, Eddie Mathews, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and Tom Glavine as players who have had their jersey retired by the Braves.
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