Andruw Jones played the first eight years from 1996 to 2007 with Atlanta and had some great power numbers. More than anything, I loved seeing him glide through Center Field and miraculously catch an impossible hit. He brought the grace of Willie Mays to the field for a brief period of time.
He hit .264 with 288 home runs and 860 RBI. He had 1,247 hits, 237 doubles and scored 788 runs.
He made five All-Star teams and won Gold Gloves all eight years he was with the team in the decade.
Consider these accomplishments
- 5× All-Star (2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
- 10× Gold Glove Award (1998–2007)
- Silver Slugger Award (2005)
- NL Hank Aaron Award (2005)
- MLB home run leader (2005)
- NL RBI leader (2005)
The Braves inducted him into the Braves Hall of Fame on August 19, 2016. It was the right thing to do.