Andruw Jones Braves Jersey #25. Authentic Game Used Jersey, minor leagues from early 1990s. Autographed on back #5. Wilson size 44 home white. I have had it hanging in my sports room since 2000. It has been in a frame in a dark part of room to protect from fading. I don’t believe AJ wore this jersey, it is intended to be an piece of autographed Braves game worn memorabilia. Jersey is in fair condition as they were put into service in 1990 and used for a number of seasons. I had the jersey autographed on the field before the game as we were selected as part of the Bravo Club participants for a pre game on the field. I had the arched name added and it is navy twill that is ironed on. You can see the outline of numerous name plates on the back. Jersey has remants of a patch on right shoulder. Jersey has numerous small stains and a couple very small holes. Braves and numbers are in good condition, red over navy twill and tomahawk has gold and navy embroidery. Jersey looks great framed and perfect for your sports room or just wearing to game as a great old school shirt. Great piece of Braves history. Jones with the Texas Rangers. April 23, 1977 (age 39). August 15, 1996, for the Atlanta Braves. March 29, 2013, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. October 3, 2012, for the New York Yankees. 2014, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Career highlights and awards. NL Hank Aaron Award. MLB home run leader. Born April 23, 1977 is a. (MLB) most notably for the. Jones also played for the. Jones was a noted defensive specialist for most of his career and won the. Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Every year from 1998 through 2007. Jones also had an elite arm in addition to fielding. He appeared in the. Five times, and he won both the. In 2002, he was the inaugural. Throughout his career, Jones transitioned to. Role for the Rangers, White Sox, and Yankees. Jones made his debut during the 1996 season with the. Jones became the youngest player ever to hit a. In the postseason, and just the second player ever to homer in his first two World Series at bats. The following season, Jones. 231 with 18 home runs and finished 5th in voting for. Rookie of the Year. In 1998, Jones batted. 271 with 31 home runs. In 1999, he batted. 275 with 26 home runs, 84 RBIs. 303 with 36 home runs and 104. (RBIs) in 2000, making his first All-Star team. Jones started to draw many comparisons to Willie Mays and was considered the best center fielder in baseball outside of Ken Griffey Jr. The following season, Jones again blasted over 30 home runs and drove in 104 runs but his average dipped to. Jones played better in 2002 and 2003 and made the All-Star team in both seasons. However, Jones struggled in 2004 and failed to hit at least 30 home runs for the first time since 1999. His strikeouts begun to exceed 100 regularly. However, in 2005, he led the league with 51 home runs and also led the NL with 128 RBIs. He finished 2nd to. For National League MVP. Critics argued his batting average being low was the main reason he finished 2nd. His average continued to dip and strikeouts raised. In 2006, Jones batted. 262 with 41 home runs and 129 RBI. In 2007, in his last season with the Braves, Jones had the worst season of his career. 222 with 26 home runs and 94 RBIs. Having gained weight and alleged as being lazy, friction emerged on Jones and his future status with Atlanta. During his time with Atlanta, Jones became one of the youngest in MLB history to reach 300 home runs. After the 2007 season, Jones signed with the. However, Jones struggled with the Dodgers, batting just. 158 with 3 home runs and 14 RBIs. Shortly after the season, Jones was released by the Dodgers. Since then, Jones has played for the. While with the White Sox, Jones belted his 400th career home run. Jones was born on April 23, 1977 in the capital city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island nation of Curaçao. By the age of 11, Jones was on a youth select team that traveled all the way to Japan to play in a tournament. He could handle any position on the field, but because of his powerful arm, Jones often found himself at catcher or third base. He switched to the outfield a couple of years later. Stories of Andruw’s early accomplishments are the stuff of legend. As a 13-year-old, playing for his father’s Royal Scorpions team, he sent a ball screaming over 400 feet to the tennis court of a nearby hotel. In the same game, Andruw came up again and hit the hotel. By his early teens, he was competing against adults. He even played on Curaçao’s national team in the Latin American Games. By the time Andruw turned 15, he was the best player on the island. He had yet to be discovered, however, for Curaçao was still well off the beaten path for major league scoutseven though countryman. Had done well in the New York Yankee farm system. Jones signed with the Atlanta Braves organization as a. In 1993 at the age of 16. Jones would be promoted to Danville of the Appalachian League after only 27 games with the Braves farm team in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jones would play for Class-A Macon in 1995. In his first at bat, he belted a homer. He would finish the season with 25. And 100 runs batted in. Jones also led the South Atlantic League with 56. His outstanding season was capped off when he was named Minor League Player of the Year. The Braves brought Jones up to Atlanta on August 15, 1996, when he was just 19 years old. In his first career Major League game, Jones went 1 for 5 with a run batted in and a runs scored. In his second game, he went 2 for 5 with a home run and a triple. He had his first multi-homer game against the Reds on August 22. He spent his early time in the majors playing in right field because established center fielders. Were already entrenched in the position. He would finish the season batting. 217 with 5 home runs and 13 RBIs. In the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals, Jones batted. 222 with a home run and 3 RBIs. The Braves would win the Series and advance to the World Series. In Game 1 of the. On October 20, 1996, Jones was able to demonstrate his talents on the national stage. He connected for two. To left field on his first two. As the Braves routed the. Jones became the youngest player ever to homer in the World Series. At the age of 19 years, 180 days, breaking. S record of 20 years, 362 days on what would have been Mantle’s 65th birthday. As the only other player to hit home runs in his first two World Series at bats. Tenace did it in 1972 with the. Jones was selected to the Braves’ post-season roster in 1996. He became the youngest player in history to hit a home run in the. At the age of 19. Jones became the Braves’ everyday right fielder in 1997. Jones hit his first home run of the season against. Jones had his first multi-homer game against the Cubs on July 22. On August 31, Jones went 3 for 3 with a home run and 5 runs batted in a game against the. Jones finished his rookie season with a. Jones also showed his speed by stealing 20 bases. He finished 5th in Rookie of the Year voting. In 1998, he moved to center field nearly full-time, and had a much more encouraging season. His average improved to. 271, he hit 31 homers, and. He hit his 30th home run of the season against Florida on September 13. He also won his first of ten straight Gold Glove Awards. In the 1998 National League Division Series, Jones went 0 for 9 but did draw 3 walks. The Braves would win the series against the Cubs. 273 with a home run and 2 RBIs. However, The Braves would lose the series in 6 games. Whether he was in the batter’s box or gliding under a fly ball to make an easy basket catch, Jones played the game in a very relaxed manner. This temporarily earned him the ire of manager. In June 1998 in an incident in which Cox pulled Jones out of a game, in the midst of an inning, because he felt Jones had lazily allowed a. To drop in center field. Jones would go on to hit. 271 with 31 home runs and 90 runs batted in. Jones would also steal 27 bases. Still just 22 years old, Jones had similar numbers in 1999, and though he was a dependable (he played all 162 games that season) and a good player, many began to wonder if or when he would live up to the potential that they believed he possessed. He had a moderate-breakout season with his bat in 2000 with career highs up until that point in batting average. 303, home runs (36), and RBIs (104). He also earned his first All-Star Game appearance. He would also led the National League in Plate Appearances (729) and At Bats (656). Jones would struggle in the National League Division Series against the Cardinals. He would go 1 for 9 with a home run. The Braves would lose the series. However, in 2001, Jones’ batting average fell and his. Jones finished with 34 home runs and 104 RBIs but his average dropped to only. 251 and he struck out 142 times. By now, Jones had gained nearly 30 pounds since arriving at the Major Leagues, greatly diminishing his speed on the basepaths (he would not steal more than 11 bases after 2001). He maintained a similar batting performance in 2002, but was still playing superb defense. He would hit 35 home runs and 94 RBIs. Jones would have some great games in September. On September 7, he belted 2 home runs in his last 2 at-bats. In his first 2 at-bats on September 10, he belted 2 more home runs. He became the 11th player in history to homer in 4 straight at-bats. Then on September 25, Jones belted 3 home runs against the Phillies. Jones became the first Braves player to hit 3 home runs in a game since. Did it in 1992. Jones was named to his second All Star team. In 2003, with the power-hitting. In the line-up, Jones achieved a new career high-water mark in RBIs, with 116. Jones would make his third All Star team and later homer in the game. The American League would beat the National League, 76. Unfortunately, he took a step backward in 2004 when he hit fewer than 30 homers and struck out 147 times. During the season, Jones was the subject of trade rumors. Andruw Jones at bat in 2006. Prior to the 2005 season, Jones increased his workout regimen and, following advice given by. Widened his batting stance. The result was his most productive offensive season ever. Went down with an injury early in 2005, Jones would carry the Braves. By the All Star break, Jones was leading the. In home runs with 27. Jones was named to the All Star team, the fourth of his career. Jones would hit his 40th home run of the season on August 23 in a loss against the Cubs. It marked the first time in his career that he hit at least 40 home runs in a season. Jones became the first Braves hitter to hit 40 home runs in a season since Javy Lopez did it in 2003. On September 14, 2005, Jones hit his 300th career home run which went 430 feet (130 m) off. In a 124 Phillies win. The ball landed in the upper deck in left field at. Jones became the first hitter since. (52) to hit at least 50 home runs in a season. Jones also became the 12th player in history to hit 300 home runs before his 30th birthday. Jones hit a major league-leading 51 home runs, surpassing. Single-season club record, and winning the. Babe Ruth Home Run Award. He also led the. With a career-high 128 RBI. Jones’ torrid hitting in the summer, especially while teammate. Was out with an injury, helped carry the Braves to their 14th consecutive division championship. He finished just behind. National League Divisional Series. 471 with a home run and 5 RBIs. However, the Astros would take the series, 31. Before the 2006 season, Jones played in the. Jones started the season by hitting a home run off a pitch from. Jones finished the game by going 2 for 4 with a home run, 4 runs batted in, a strikeout, and a base on balls. The Braves won the game, 1110. From April 16 through April 19, Jones homered in 4 consecutive games. During that stretch, he batted. 438 with 5 home runs and 8 runs batted in. Jones finished the month of April with a. 281 average, 8 home runs and 23. Jones would match his career high with 6 runs batted in on July 18 against the Cardinals. He also went 5 for 5 with 2 home runs. On August 29, in a game against the Giants, Jones drove in 3 runs, which gave him his 1000th career RBI. On September 26, in a game against the. Jones hit his 40th home run of the season. He became the first hitter in Atlanta’s history to have consecutive seasons of at least 40 homers. Jones finished the 2006 season with 41 home runs and 129 RBIs. Jones also became more selective at the plate 82. As compared to 64 the prior season, which helped him score 107. During 2006, an increase of 12 over the prior year and his most in a single season since 2000. He won his ninth consecutive Gold Glove award. The Braves would go on to finish with a 7983 record and missed the postseason for the first time since 1990. Coming into the last year of his contract with the Braves, many fans and sports analysts alike felt that 2007 would be the last year in which Jones would be a Brave, mostly because of his potential value on the market that the Braves would not be able to afford. Jones, however, had an unexpectedly poor start to the season, striking out 51 times in 41 games and carrying a batting average in the low. 200s for the majority of April and May. On April 30, Jones hit a three-run. On May 28, Jones hit his 350th career homer off. After the All-Star break, Jones continued to have productive power numbers; however, his batting average remained poor. He was honored with a. As the best fielding center fielder in MLB. Jones finished the 2007 season with 26 home runs and 94 RBIs. On the downside, Jones hit only. 222 and struck out a career high 138 times. On October 2, the Braves announced they would not be bringing Jones back for the 2008 season. Los Angeles Dodgers (2008). Jones (25) with White Sox first baseman. During spring training action, 2008. After showing up out of shape and over 20 pounds overweight, he continued to struggle, hitting below. 200 for most of the season. Additionally, he had only 10. In 116 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Due to his lack of production, Jones was dropped to eighth in the Dodger line-up. This was the first time since 1998 that Jones had hit eighth in any line-up. Jones was put on the. For the first time in his entire career on May 25, 2008. He had knee surgery after injuring his knee during batting practice earlier that day. On July 27, 2008, the Dodgers manager. Benched Jones and said that he would only be used as a spot starter in the future. At that time, Jones had a. 166 batting average, two home runs and 12 RBIs combined with an incredible 68 strikeouts in 187 at-bats. On September 13, 2008, Jones was put on the 60-day disabled list, putting an end to his very disappointing season with the Dodgers. Jones finished the season with a. 158 batting average, just three home runs, and 14 RBI. He was not seen in the dugout during any of the postseason games, nor the celebrations in the locker rooms, since he had been removed from the playoff roster and sent home for the winter. Jones stated that he did not wish to return to the Dodgers in 2009, saying that the Los Angeles fans did not give him a fair chance. On January 15, 2009, Jones was officially released by the Dodgers. On February 8, 2009, Jones signed a one-year minor league contract with the. Jones reportedly turned down a similar offer from the. To compete for their center field job. And expressed an interest in staying with the Rangers even though he would likely not be a starter. He earned the Rangers’ final roster spot. He was originally intended to be a pinch-hitter for the Rangers, but found a starting outfield role due to an injury to. Jones would go 3 for 5 in his Rangers debut with a RBI and 2 runs scored. In his next game, Jones went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs. He also hit his first home run as a member of the Rangers in the seventh inning off of Danys Báez. By the end of April, Jones was batting. Jones was also faced with an opportunity to play against his old club, the Dodgers. Jones would play 2 games against them on June 13 and 14, homering in each game. On July 4, Jones went 2 for 5 with a home run and 4 runs batted in against the Rays. On July 8, in a game against the Angels, Jones hit 3 home runs and drove in 4 runs in an 8-1 win. It was his second career 3-homer game. Jones had a chance to hit his fourth home run of the game in his final 2 at-bats, but he popped out and struck out. I was thinking about it. I just didnt get it done, Jones said. Im just happy we won. Jones ultimately hit only. 214 for the season, but did have 17 home runs in 82 games. Chicago White Sox (2010). Unlike what he had done with the Braves and Dodgers in previous seasons, Jones showed up to camp in shape, a full 30 pounds under his previous weight. On April 23, 2010, Jones hit two home runs on his 33rd birthday, including a. To help the White Sox win 76 over the. On July 11, he hit his 400th career home run. He finished the year with nineteen home runs in 278 at-bats. Had 48 RBI and 64. In 107 games, the most games he has appeared in since 2007. New York Yankees (20112012). Jones in July 2012. On January 20, 2011, Jones and the. In his first Yankees at-bat on April 5, 2011, Jones hit a home run over the left field wall at. 247 average, 13 home runs and 33. He became a free agent after the World Series. Jones re-signed with the Yankees for the 2012 season on December 30, 2011. He was slated to be a backup. S DL stint, Jones received more starts than anticipated. Jones played very well in the first half of the season hitting 12 home runs in his first 62 games, including three over the course of a double header in Boston, but in August and September he hit only. 139 with two home runs over his final 32 games. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (20132014). Jones with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He finished the regular season with 26 home runs in 478 at-bats. Had 94 RBI, 116. And 105 walks in 143 games, helping Eagles to clinch their first Pacific League Championship. His steady performance would continue in post-season, including two home runs in the. 2013 Pacific League Climax Series. And one in the. Respectively, which played a key role in the Eagles’ Japan Series win. In his two years with Rakuten, Jones hit 50 home runs and played primarily at. However he played 48 games at first base, far more than the eight he played in his career before coming to Japan. Since playing in Japan, Jones attempted comebacks in both the 2015 and 2016 MLB seasons. He officially retired from baseball in February 2016 and was hired by the Braves as a special assistant later that month. As at end of the 2012 season, Jones owned a career. 254 average, with 434 home runs, and 1,289 runs batted in. He currently ranks at 40 on the career home run list. However, Jones’ weakness has been hitting against the breaking ball and hitting for good average. Only once in his career has Jones batted. 300 or better he batted. 303 in 2000, and since 2007 the year he turned 30 he has hit just. Jones was also known for his speed early in his career. In fact, his speed earned him the last playoff spot on the Braves’ roster in 1996. Jones stole 20+ bases from 1997 to 2000. However, his speed declined as he hit for more power. Jones has not stolen at least 10 bases since he stole 11 in 2001. This could also be contributed to a noticeable weight gain with Jones. Also, since 2000 due to his power numbers going up, he has been almost trained to hit only fastballs. Jones also owned the lowest. In 2010, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and. In a season for a hitter that belted 50+ home runs in a season. Jones hit 51 in 2005 but batted just. 347 on base, and 95 runs scored. From 1998 to 2007, Jones won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves. His 10 Gold Gloves for an outfielder ranks him in a tie for second with. For most Gold Gloves won by an outfielder. Jones is also one of five center fielders to record at least 400 putouts in a season six times. Jones playing for the. 2013 World Baseball Classic. Allowed Jones to be eligible for the. Netherlands national baseball team. During their participation in the inaugural. Jones would later join the team again for the. Two years later, in 2015, Jones was selected to play with the National Dutch team as a. The item “Andruw Jones Autographed Game Worn Used 90s Atlanta Braves Minor League Jersey” is in sale since Monday, August 15, 2016. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Jerseys”. The seller is “philsbills” and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.