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By Danny Abramson

ISBN-10: 0791096475

ISBN-13: 9780791096475

ISBN-10: 0791098990

ISBN-13: 9780791098998

As an Atlanta courageous, Andruw Jones has confirmed himself as a responsible and tenacious participant, showing in no less than a hundred and fifty video games in step with season. Born within the Caribbean, Jones used to be inspired by means of his baseball-playing father and confirmed prodigious expertise at an early age, signing with the Braves while he was once basically sixteen. This publication provides Andruw Jones biography.

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What amazed the Braves the most were Andruw’s defensive skills. The teenager patrolled the outfield like a gazelle, his instincts propelling him in the direction of anything that got past the infield. Jones could move like a cornerback in football; back, forward, side to side—in any direction, he was fast. For such a young player, Andruw showed coordination and strength that blew away anyone else in the Braves’ farm system. If someone had told those coaches then that Andruw would end up being the premier center fielder in Major League Baseball in the late 1990s, they would not have doubted it one bit.

He was coming off a down year in 1995, but as the team’s highest-paid position player and a face of the franchise, there was little chance he would be replaced by a 19-year-old 34 Breaking In Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter (left) and manager Bobby Cox (right) helped All-Star outfielder David Justice to the dugout after Justice dislocated his shoulder in a May 1996 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With Justice out of the lineup, would the Braves call up their minor-league phenom, Andruw Jones?

By the start of the series, Jermaine Dye had returned from his injury and resumed his role as the team’s starting right fielder, once again leaving Jones as the odd man out. Jones could only watch as his teammates dominated the competition without him. He was happy for the Braves’ success, of course. He was also a competitor, however; he wanted to be out on the field as well, contributing to his team. Instead, the only playing time he saw in the series against the Dodgers was as a late-inning defensive replacement in the outfield.

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