Andruw Jones set to join Braves Hall of Fame

The Braves Hall of Fame will grow to 30 members with the induction of 10-time Gold Glove outfielder Andruw Jones.

KISSIMMEE, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves poses during photo day at Cracker Jack Stadium on February 28, 2005 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jones, who is working as a special instructor for the Braves this spring training, will officially retire as one of the greatest defensive outfielders in MLB history.

After debuting with Atlanta as a 19-year-old phenom, he spent 12 years with the Braves, making five All-Star teams and winning 10 consecutive Gold Gloves.

He hit .263/.342/.497 with 368 home runs over that stretch.

“He was a complete player,” team president Schuerholz said of Jones. “He played defense great. He saved a lot of runs for those pitchers, and they’re the first to admit that. And then you see him on the basepaths, if he didn’t hit a home run he could steal a base. He could go from first to home easily. He had all the skills, and he worked hard at making them better throughout his career.”

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