Atlanta Braves to Retire Andruw Jones’ Number ’25 to Celebrate His Legacy | The USA Print

The former player won a total of 10 Gold Gloves in his career.

The former player won a total of 10 Gold Gloves in his career.

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The Atlanta Braves announced through their social networks that they had made the decision to withdraw the number ’25’ that was used by the historic Curaçao player, Andruw Joneswho became one of the most important figures in the American franchise during the 1990s and early 2000s.

According to the statement shared on its Twitter social network account, the team explained that the retirement of this shirt will take place on September 9 of this year at Truist Park, just before the game they will play against the Pirates of Pittsburgh.

It is a great honor to have your number retired. You don’t think about things like that when you’re playing. Just play the sport you love. I am grateful to the Braves for giving me the opportunity to play the game that I love,” Andruw Jones said in the organization’s statement after learning that he will be immortalized by the organization in which he established himself as one of the most important figures in the Majors. Suspenders.

It is important to note that the slugger becomes the first player born in Curaçao to have a number removed, which represents a huge honor for him.

Being the first boy from Curaçao to have his jersey retired is also an honor. There are so many children who grew up there watching me play and this will give them hope about what they will be able to do in their careers.“added Jones, who is part of a total of 16 players from Curaçao who have made their Major League debut; Among these figures are players like Kenley Jansen, Andrelton Simmons, Jurickson Profar, Jonathan Schoop and Ozzie Albies, among others.

According to, this important star of the Atlanta Braves signed his contract in 1993, but made his Major League Baseball debut in 1996. At the age of 19, he became the youngest baseball player in history to hit a home run. in the World Series.

In his 12 seasons with the franchise, he won a total of 10 Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger, the Hank Aaron Award, and the MLB Player of the Year award in 2005.; In addition, he was chosen five times for the All-Star Game.

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