Andruw Jones becomes fourth player to homer in both World Series and Japan Series
Remember that swing?
Andruw Jones signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles this past winter, and after compiling 26 home runs and 94 RBIs during the regular season, the former big leaguer went deep in Game 4 of the Japan Series this past week. The Eagles went on to win the Series due, in part, to Jones and pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka.
And with his long ball, Jones now joins Hideki Matsui (Yankees, Yomiuri Giants), Johnny Logan (Milwaukee Braves, Nankai Hawks) and Roy White (Yankees, Yomiuri Giants) as the only players to homer in both the Japan Series and World Series. Although we don't have video of his home run from Wednesday, here's the 19-year-old center fielder going deep (and grinning) in his first two at-bats against the Yankees in the '96 Fall Classic: