Married to Nicole...has two children, Druw and Madison...attended St. Paulus T.C. School in Willemstad,
Curacao...upon his debut on 8/15/96, became the third player born in Curacao to reach the Major Leagues,
joining Yankees outfi elder Hensley Meulens and Florida infi elder Ralph Milliard...Donated $50,000 to the Atlanta chapter of Jaden's Ladder, a charity that aids abused women, in 2006...was
the Atlanta Braves' nominee for the 2005 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award...is an annual sponsor of
Curacao's Little League All-Star Team, which won the World Series in 2004.
Hit .247 (47-for-190) with 27R, 8 doubles, 13HR, 33RBI and 29BB in 77 games (34 starts
in LF, 14 starts in RF and 10 starts at DH) with the Yankees in 2011...batted .286 (36-
for-126) off left-handed pitching in 2011 with 16 of his 36 hits off LH pitching going
for extra bases (8 doubles and 8HR)...In 26 games following the All-Star Break hit .291 (30-for-103) with 9HR and
21RBI...over the same span, batted .344 (21-for-61) vs. left-handed pitchers...Made his 15th career Opening Day roster and first with the Yankees...Made his Yankees debut in 4/5 loss vs. Minnesota, hitting a solo HR in the second and
going 1-for-3 before being removed defensively in the eighth...homer came in his first
plate appearance as a Yankee, becoming the 13th player in the Expansion Era (since
1961) to accomplish the feat and first since Curtis Granderson on 4/4/10 at Boston...Hit ninth in the batting order for the first time in his
career on 5/14 vs. Boston...Hit solo HR and was 1-for-3 in 5/15 loss vs. Boston
before being removed for PH (Posada) in the
eighth...was his first homer since his first AB as a
Yankee (4/5 vs. Minnesota)...Hit two, two-run homers and was 3-for-3 in 5/25 win
vs. Toronto before being removed defensively in the
seventh...was his 41st career multi-HR game and first
as a Yankee...became just the sixth Yankee in the Live
Ball Era (since 1920) with at least 3H, 2HR and 4RBI in the
same game while batting eighth (also Tony Clark in 2004,
Andy Carey in 1958, Joe Collins in 1952, Babe Dahlgren
(twice in 1939 and once in 1940) and Tony Lazzeri(twice
in 1936) -- credit: ESPN Stats & Information...Became the first player to record a multi-homer game at
the current Yankee Stadium as both a visiting player and as a Yankee (also 2HR on 5/1/10 w/ Chicago-AL)...became
the third player with multi-HR games in the Bronx both for and against the Yankees in a span of two-or-fewer
seasons: also Ruben Sierra and Cecil Fielder...Recorded his 42nd career multi-HR game in 7/14 loss at Toronto (40th two-HR game) and second as a Yankee,
going 2-for-3 with a solo HR and three-run HR...Hit solo HR and was 2-for-5 with 2R, 1 double, 2RBI and 1BB in 7/30 Game 2 win vs. Baltimore...was his first
home run off a right-handed pitcher in 2011...Collected his first pinch hit of the season in 8/9 loss vs. Los Angeles-AL, pinch-hitting for Chavez in the eighth
and going 1-for-1...began the season 0-for-7 with 1BB as a PH in 2011...Started five straight games from 9/1-5 (three in RF and two in LF), marking his longest streak of consecutive
starts since starting seven in-a-row with Chicago-AL from 7/5-11/10, leading into the All-Star break (credit: Elias)...Had one plate appearance in the ALDS vs. Detroit, hitting a sacrifice fl y in the Yankees' Game 2 loss.
Hit .230 (64-for-208) with 12 doubles, 19HR and 48RBI in 107 games (41 starts in RF, 13
in CF, 12 in LF and 10 at DH) in his lone season with Chicago-AL....marked his highest
average, on-base percentage (.341) and slugging percentage (.486) since 2006. ... Finished the season with 407 career home runs, passing the following players in
2010: Johnny Bench, Graig Nettles, Joe Carter, Dale Murphy, Andres Galarraga and
Al Kaline....averaged 1HR/14.63AB. ... Batted .256 (22-for-86) with 8HR vs. left-handers and .219 (42-for-192) with 11HR
vs. righties....hit .337 (28-for-83) during the day and .185 (36-for-195) at night....was
9-for-11 in stolen base attempts, his most steals since 2001 (11). ... Made his White Sox debut in Opening Day win on 4/5 vs. Cleveland (0-for-1)....drove
in the winning run with a pinch-hit single on 4/11 vs. Minnesota.
Hit 2HR on 4/23 vs. Seattle on his 33rd birthday, including
his seventh career "walk-off" homer....became the first
player since Alex Rodriguez on 7/27/02 (w/Texas vs.
Oakland) to hit two or more homers, including a
"walk-off," on his birthday. ... Recorded his 40th career multi-homer game on 5/1
at the Yankees, becoming the first opposing player
to hit two or more home runs in a single game at the
original and current Yankee Stadiums. ... Stole his 150th career base on 7/5 vs. Los Angeles-
AL....appeared in his 2,000th career game on 8/15 vs.
Detroit....hit his . fth career grand slam on 9/12 vs.
Kansas City and first as a pinch hitter. ... Hit his 400th career HR in 7/11 win vs. Kansas City, a
three-run homer off Andy Lerew in the third inning. ... Closed out the season with 14 hits in his last 34 at-bats
(.412) and batted .375 (18-for-48) after 8/15.
Spent his first season in the American League with Texas and made a team-high 53 starts at designated hitter, 12 in left field, five in right field and four at first base...connected on 17 home runs in his first 58 games but went homerless in his final 24...drove in 34 runs in his first 46 games, compared to nine in his
last 36 ... collected eight hits in his first 18 at-bats and was hitting .340 (16-47) in his first 15 games through 5/8...made his first professional appearance at first base on 4/23 at Toronto and his first start at that position on 5/22 at Houston ... had made 1,743 major-league starts, all in the outfield, before that game...ended Barry Zito's no-hit bid with a two-run homer in the seventh inning on 6/21 at San
Francisco...led the AL with eight home runs in July...collected 11 RBI over four games from 7/4-8...recorded his second career three-homer game (9/25/02 at Philadelphia) and the 15th in rangers history on 7/8 at angels, hitting a two-run shot off Ervin Santana in the first inning and solo shots off Santana in the third and Rich Thompson in the fifth ... posted his 37th multi-homer game on 7/29 vs. Detroit...was placed on the disabled list on 8/25 (retro to 8/24) with a left hamstring strain...played in three games on a rehab assignment at Class AA Frisco before being reinstated on 9/8...prior to 2009, had not played a position other than center field since 1997...did not play center during the season.
Was limited by right knee injuries to 75 games in his only season with the Dodgers...spent three separate stints on the disabled list...hit his first home run with the Dodgers on 4/19 at Atlanta...was hitting .165 (22-133) in 43 games when he went on the disabled list on 5/25 with torn cartilage in his right knee...underwent surgery on 5/27...was reinstated on 7/4 and played in 31 games (.153, 11-72) before returning to the disabled list on 8/10 with patella tendinitis in the knee...was activated on 9/1...played in one game (9/9 at San Diego) before going on the 60-day disabled list on 9/13...played in five games for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League.
Hit a career-low .222, but still hit 26 homers and drove in 94 runs...won his 10th consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award in center field, posting a .995 fielding percentage and making just two errors in 401 total chances...hit safely in 52 of his last 78 games with a plate appearance, dating back to June 26...scored his 1,000th career run with a solo homer against the Dodgers on July 4...cracked his sixth-career walk-off homer on April 30, a three-run shot off the Phillies' Antonio Alfonseca...had a season-high 10-game hitting streak from May 25-June 4, hitting .308 with three home runs during the run...ran off a nine-game hitting streak in which he hit .378 from Aug. 20-29...had his second three-hit game of the year on July 8 at San Diego and also stole two bases in a contest for the first time since June 24, 2001 at New York (NL)...had his best month in July, hitting .263 with 24 runs (2nd-NL), eight homers (T-3rd), and 23 RBI (T-4th).
Had another fine season, as he was named to his fifth career National League All-Star squad, claimed his ninth career Gold Glove Award and led the club with 41 home runs and a career-high 129 RBI...Finished 11th (29 points) in voting for the National League MVP Award (BBWAA)...Posted his seventh career 30-homer season and fifth career 100-RBI season...Became first player in Atlanta history to notch back-to-back 40-homer seasons (hit 51 in 2005)...Batted .349 (29-for-83) in "Close and Late" situations...Was named the Co-NL Player of the Week (his fourth career
honor) for the week ending 9/24. Hit .409 (9-for-22) with an NL best
five homers and a 1.182 slugging pct...Went 4-for-4 with his 35th career multi-homer game (fifth in '06)
on 9/23 at COL...Passed Hank Aaron for third in Atlanta history with his 336th
career home run on 9/18 at WSH...Clubbed his 300th career double in the first inning of Gm 1 on
9/13 vs. PHI...Posted 34th career multi-homer game 8/29 vs. SF and
collected his 1,000th career RBI with his eighth-inning shot...Matched career highs with five hits and six RBI on 7/18 at STL
(both previously set 4/18/99)...Also had 33rd multi-homer game...Collected his 1,500th career hit with a ninth-inning double at SD off Trevor Hoffman on 7/14...Snapped a 71-AB homerless spell (since 5/3) with two HRs 5/24 at SD...Had his first multi-HR game of the season 4/18 at NYM...Homered in four straight games (5 total HRs), 4/16 to 4/19, the second time he has done so (also 9/5-8/98)...His two-run homer on 5/3 at PHI snapped a string of 37 homerless at-bats...Had a four-hit game on 5/15 vs. FLA to go with four RBI...His eight homers and 23 RBI in April both equaled his career bests for the month...Equaled a career high (12th time) with three walks on 4/30 vs. NYM...Clubbed his first homer in a 2-for-4, four-RBI game opening day at LAD. His four RBI gave him 898 for his
career and eclipsed Hank Aaron (897) for third place on the all-time Atlanta RBI list...Played for Team Netherlands in the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
Hit a career high - and Braves record - 51 homers.
... Became the first Brave to lead the NL in homers since Dale Murphy in 1985 and the first to lead the circuit
in RBI since Murphy in 1983.
... Won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove Award and his first Silver Slugger Award.
... Won the MLB NL Hank Aaron Award, given to the best hitter in each league by vote of the fans.
... Named Players' Choice MLB Player of the Year by his peers and was also named by his peers as the
Sporting News NL Player of the Year. Was also named to the Sporting News NL All-Star team.
... Hit 30+ HRs for the 6th time in his career.
... Became the first Brave to be named NL Player of the Month twice in one season, earning the June (.317
Avg., 13 HR, 26 RBI, .733 SLG) and August (.272 Avg., 11 HR, 29 RBI) awards.
... Snapped his career-worst hitless streak (0-for-28) with his third-inning double on 4/22.
... Set a Braves record with 13 June home runs. Eddie Mathews had 12 in June 1955.
... Hit his fourth career game-ending HR on 6/25 vs. BAL.
... Named NL Co-Player of the Week (6/20-27), hitting .450 (9-for-20) with five HR.
... Had a seven-game RBI streak snapped 7/10, but equaled his career high with walks.
... His 27 HRs at the All-Star break tied for second most in Braves history (Andres Galarraga had 28 in 1998).
... Hit his second career All-Star homer on 7/12 (off Kenny Rogers) and also walked and scored two runs. It
marked the 14th A.S. homer in Braves history.
... Hit two homers on 8/6 at STL, when he hit his fourth career
grand slam and had a season-high five RBI.
... Hit his 40th HR on 8/23, making him the fastest in franchise
history to reach 40 (126 games; Eddie Mathews did it in 127
games in 1953).
... Hit two HRs 8/28 at MIL and had four RBI.
... Hit sixth-longest HR and longest by a Brave at Turner Field on
9/5 (452 feet).
... Hit his second game-ending homer (fifth career) in the 10th
inning on 9/1 vs. WSH. Was the only player in the majors with
two walkoff homers in 2005.
... Posted his ninth multi-homer game of the season (30th career) on 9/11 at WSH, breaking the Braves
record of eight (A. Galarraga in 1998 and J. Lopez in 2003). That game also established a Braves single season
franchise home run record with Nos. 48 & 49 on the year.
... Earned his second NL Player of the Week honor for 9/5-11 (5 HRs/10 RBI).
... Collected his 1,400th career hit with a three-run double 9/13 at PHI.
... Clubbed his 300th career homer and 50th of the season with a 434-foot blast at PHI on 9/14 (off Geoff
Geary). Became the youngest Brave to reach 300 HRs and the 4th-youngest in ML history (28.144).
... Went just 6-for-51 (.118) with 1 HR since he hit his 50th HR on 9/14.
...2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Led the team with a .471 average (min. 10 AB),
14 TB and 5 RBI...In Game 1, he hit his 10th career postseason home run and fifth in the Division Series off
Andy Pettitte in the fourth inning...Had a postseason career-high tying three hits and a RBI in Game 2 and
also had three hits, including two doubles in Game 3 to give him eight three-hit postseason games in his
career (five NLDS).
Earned seventh consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Batted .261 with 29 HRs and 91 RBI. Recorded his eighth straight season with 150 or more games (154)...Passed Joe Adcock (760) on 9/13 for ninth place on Braves' franchise RBI list...Set a new Atlanta single-season record with 147 strikeouts, breaking the mark of Andres Galarraga (146)
set in 1998...Matched Dale Murphy's 1988 Atlanta record with 24 GIDPs...Hit two-out, walk-off HR in the 10th on 5/8 to give ATL a 5-4 win vs. HOU...Hit two homers 5/24 at MON (19th multi-HR game of his career, the 18th with two homers) and his first
multi-HR game since 8/6/03 at MIL...Hit his second career grand slam (first since 8/31/97) on 5/27 at PHI off Kevin Millwood. It was the first
slam in Citizens Bank Park history...Committed his second error on 7/4. Had his first error on 6/27 at BAL...Posted 20th career multi-homer game 7/7 at San Juan, going 4-for-4 with two homers and a walk...Had his season-high 10-game hitting streak (13-35, .371) snapped 7/28 at PIT...Passed Joe Adcock with his 240th HR for 5th on the franchise HR list on 8/14...Collected his 1,200th career hit on 7/30 vs. NY...Went 3-for-3 with a homer and double 8/12 vs. MIL...Launched a two-run GW-HR on 8/18 at SD off T. Hoffman in
the ninth...Hit his third career grand slam on 9/4 at MON...Had team-high 15th GW-RBI on 9/12 vs. MON on a 12th-inning
RBI double...Hit his 250th career HR (off Ismael Valdez) vs. FLA 9/24.
2004 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.):
Batted .526 (10-for-19) with two homers and five RBI...Homered in
Game 1 (off Roger Clemens) and Game 3 (off Russ Springer)...Hit
safely in all five games, including multi-hit contests in Games 1
(two hits), 3 (three hits) and 4 (three hits).
Earned 6th consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove, committing 3 errors in 401 total chances for his 2nd straight .993
fielding percentage; he had 8 assists... Set a franchise record by getting at least 1 RBI in 9 straight games April 29-May 8; old record of 8 was held by Eddie Mathews (1954), Hank Aaron (1955, 1957), Mike Lum (1973) and Bob Horner (1979, 1980)... Went 2 x 2 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI and 2 R in All-Star Game; selected to play in vote by players, coaches and managers... Reached base in 34 consecutive games April 20-May 27... Established a career high with 116 RBI (7th in NL) and matched his career best with 36 HR (T10th in NL)... Reached 30-HR level for 4th straight season, tying Dale Murphy's franchise record for center fielders... Had 2 hits in 6 straight games July 17-22... Became 7th youngest player (at 26 years, 45 days) in major league history to reach 200 career home run mark June 7 vs. the Pirates... Enters 2004 with 221 career HR, 6th on the all-time Braves list; Joe Adcock is 5th with 239... Recorded the 17th 2-HR game of his career Aug. 6 at Milwaukee (also has 1 3-HR game)... Single May 30 at NY Mets was career hit No. 1,000...2003 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Chi.):Struggled in the NLDS, going 1 x 17 (.059) with 1 R, 1 RBI, 4 BB and 7 K...Led the team with 4 BB...His lone hit and RBI came off Carlos Zambrano in Game 2, tying the game at 2-2 in a 5-3 Atlanta win.
Earned 5th straight Rawlings Gold Glove, committing 3 errors in 412 total chances...Selected by fans in
an Internet vote, as 30th man on National league All-Star team...Became 11th player in NL history to hit home runs
in 4 consecutive ABs, 2 Sept. 7 vs. the Expos and 2 Sept. 10 vs. the Mets; only other player in franchise history
to perform the feat is Boston's Bobby Lowe in 1894...Had 2 other 2-HR games, May 10 vs. SD and June 8 at
Texas; now has 16 in career...Had 1st 3-HR game of career Sept. 25 at Phi, the 1st by a Brave since Jeff Blauser hit
3 on July 12, 1992, at Chicago...Hit at least 30 homers (35) for 3rd consecutive season; only Braves center fielder
to do that more times in a row is Dale Murphy (4, 1982-85)...17 of last 30 hits went for extra bases (9 HR, 8
2B)...Batted .359 with 8 HR and 18 RBI in September...Had an 11-game hitting streak (.422-6-16) June 1-11, a
9-game streak (.417-2-4) Aug. 2-11, and another 9-game streak (.382-5-9) Aug. 31-Sept. 11 (1st G); last streak
included at least 1 extra-base hit in 8 straight games Aug. 31-Sept. 10...Had a season-high 5 RBI May 10 vs.
SD...Named NL Player of the Week for June 3-9 (.565-4-10) as Braves went 6-0...Did not start Aug. 3-4 vs.
Cardinals (tendinitis, left shoulder), the 1st time he had not started 2 consecutive games since Sept. 27-28, 1997,
at NYM; originally hurt shoulder June 26 at Shea Stadium leaping at fence trying to catch jay Payton's HR in 2nd
inning...Also missed 2 games Aug. 23-24 at LA after straining left shoulder and right wrist on a diving catch
against Phil Nevin Aug. 22 at SD...2002 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (SF): Appeared in all five game of his 7th consecutive Division Series...Hit .316 (6 x 19) with 2 runs, a double and 2 RBI...Had a two-RBI single in the 9th inning of Game 3 to help seal the Braves 10-2 win.
Battled a season-long slump in average, but still produced big power numbers with a teamleading
104 RBI to go along with 34 HR...Had 26 RBI in final 27 games starting Sept. 1...Earned his 4th straight
Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Earned Baseball America's 20th Anniversary Award of Excellence as the most
outstanding minor league player of the past two decades...Had two 9th inning, GW solo HRs, Sept. 4 at Mil. and
Sept. 7 at Chi., both accounting for 3-2 Braves wins...Hit 30 or more HR for the 3rd straight season; Dale Murphy
is the only center fielder in Braves franchise history to do that more times (5)...Is only the 4th center fielder in
franchise history to post consecutive 100 RBI seasons (Wally Berger, 1933-35; Hank Aaron, 1961-62; Dale Murphy,
1982-85)...Left Aug. 28 game vs. Expos after 6 innings due to back pain; those 3 innings the only innings he
missed until sitting out Oct. 6...Had been the only player in the majors to play every inning of every game until
coming out of the Aug. 28 game and was also the last player in 2000 to miss an inning ...Two-HR game Aug. 26
vs. LA was his 2nd of the season and the 12th of his career; other one in '01 came on May 21 at Florida...Went 61-
for-276 (.221) after the All-Star break...Scored at least 1 run in 7 straight games June 22-28...Had at least 1 RBI
in 5 straight Gs June 23-27...Had an 8-game hitting streak (11 x 30, .367) June 12-20...Had 6 homers in 13 games
April 15-28; then had a 15-game homerless drought April 29-May 16.
2001 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS:-- Division Series: Went 2 x 4, with a home run in game one vs.
Houston...Went 3 x 4 in game two...Had five consecutive hits, tying a division series record held by Marquis
Grissom, Chad Fonville and Tony Armas...NLCS: Hit 3rd career LCS home run off Albie Lopz in game four in
Arizona's 11-4 win.
Posted MVP numbers with career highs in average (.303), HR (36), RBI (104), Runs (122), Hits (199) and Doubles (36)...Won third consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove, committing two errors in a major league-high 449 total chances...(.996 fielding percentage)...Became just the 2nd Brave to have three consecutive 20-20 seasons; Hank Aaron did from 1963-66...Had a .311 average with 21 HR, 62 RBI on the road vs. .296 with 15 HR, 42 RBI at home...His 32nd homer and 91st RBI Sep. 17 at Arizona set career highs; had 31 HR and 90 RBI in 1998...Had played in 301 consecutive games, second longest active streak behind Sammy Sosa's 368, before sitting out Aug. 27 game vs. Cards with sore legs...Jones had last missed a game on Sept. 15, 1998, vs Phillies...Had also been the only Major Leaguer to play every inning of every game in 2000 before sitting out Aug. 27...Homered in 2 straight games Aug. 21-22 at Cololrado after not having hit one since Aug. 1...4-hit game Aug. 21 at Colorado was his 2nd of season...Also had 4 hits May 24 at Mil...Has five 4-hit games in career...Career high is 5 hits in a game, April 18, 1999, at Coors Field...Finished 5th in the NL with 122 runs, 3rd with 199 hits and 59 multi-hit games and T5th with 355 TB...Had three 2-HR games, (May 19 vs. SD, June 12 at Pit and July 16 at TB)...He has 10 in his career...Played in first All-Star game, (1 x 2, 1 RBI)...Hit his 100th career home run June 24 off Brewers' Jamey Wright in the 1st...Became 5th-fastest player to reach that mark in Major League history (Mel Ott 22 yrs-132 days, Tony Canigliaro 22 yrs-197days, Eddie Mathews 22 yrs-292 days, Alex Rodriguez 23 yrs-16 days, Andruw 23 yrs-63 days)...Had season-high 5 RBI June 12 at Pit...June: .322, 7 HR, 20 RBI, including .433 during 8-G road trip to Pit and Phi June 12-19 (13 x 30, 4 HR 9 RBI)...Posted a season high .340 average in May with 8 HR, 17 RBI, .456 OBP and a .641 SLG%...His two errors: in the 8th inning of June 11 game vs. Boston, his first since Sept. 12, 1999, at SF, a stretch of 78 consecutive error-less games; had another error-less streak of 85 games before committing one at Mon on Sep. 22...Made 1 error in last 100 games...Had 24 solo home runs and hit 32 off righties...Went 5x12 (.417) with 14 RBI with the bases loaded...2000 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS:Division Series: Went 1 X 9 with 1 HR, 1 RBI and 3 runs in 3 games.
Provided outstanding defense with 492 putouts to lead the majors and earn his second consecutive Gold Glove award...Posted his second consecutive season with at least 20 HR (26) and 20 stolen bases (24)...Showed more patience at the plate, walking a career high 76 times and striking out only 103 times in 592 at-bats...Had a career high 14-game hitting streak (21 x 55, .382, 2 HR, 11 RBI) Aug. 13-27...Went 28 x 107 (.262) with 4 HR and 15 RBI in August...Had 2nd two-HR game of season and 8th of career July 16 at NYY...Other two-HR game this year came June 28 at Mtl... Finished T1st in NL with 162 games and T6th with 13 OF assists...Had six last-AB GW hits: his 10th-inning RBI single beat D-Backs, 3-2, April 9; stroked a 2-run single in bottom of 9th to beat Arizona again, 3-2, April 11; delivered game-winner in bottom of ninth April 28 to topple Pirates, 5-4; knocked in go-ahead run with 12th-inning single in 9-8 win at SF May 11; drove in game-winner with 12th-inning single June 9 vs. TB; hit tie-breaking, 3-run HR in 9th in 10-7 win July 16 at NYY...Had 5 hits and 6 RBI, both career highs, in 20-5 win April 18 at Colorado...Became the third Atlanta Brave to appear in all 162 games; Dale Murphy (1982-85) and Felix Millan (1969)...Teamed with Chipper Jones to become the first Brave players in franchise history to join the 20/20 club in the same season...Hit cleanup in 7 games while Brian Jordan was injured (.233, 7 x 30, 0 HR, 2 RBI)...Posted similar averages vs. righties and lefties, hit .271 (38 x 140) with 6 HR and 20 RBI vs. LHP and hit .277 (125 x 452) with 20 HR and 64 RBI vs. RHP...Hit better on the road than at home: went 74 x 285 (.260) with 10 HR and 37 RBI at home while posting a .290 average (89 x 307) with 16 HR and 47 RBI on the road...Best month was June: .303 (30 x 99) with 6 HR and 12 RBI...Hit in the 5th, 6th and 7th spot for most of the year and posted a .298 average with 7 HR and 15 RBI in the 5th spot, a .277 average with 9 HR and 44 RBI in the 6th spot and a .266 average with 10 HR and 23 RBI in the 7th spot...Posted a .293 average with 9 HR, 32 RBI, 11 steals and a .414 OBP from the 7th inning on...Hit 15 solo home runs...Ranked 9th in NL when putting the 1st pitch in play (.352, 37 x 105).
1999 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Extended career Division Series hitless drought to 0-for-20 before stroking 2nd-inning single in Game 2 in Atlantab&Went 4 x 18 (.222) in the DS, with 2 RBI...NLCS: Had 5 hits in 17 AB (.217)b&Drove in only 1 run, but it was a pennant-winner, as he coaxed a 1-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th off the Metsb Kenny Rogers to drive in Gerald Williams and give the Braves a 10-9 triumph in Game 6...World Series: Limited to 1 hit in 13 AB (.077).
Followed up rookie season with an even more impressive offensive and defensive year, finishing with career highs in home runs (31), RBI (90), SB (27) and outfield assists (20), while leading the team with 33 doubles...Made only two errors in 435 chances (a Major League high for outfielders) to earn his first Gold Glove award...Led all Major League outfielders with 413 putouts, the most by a Brave OF since Sam Jethroe also had 413 in 1952...Homered in 4 straight games 9/5-8 and had 10 home runs in 21 games 8/23-9/13... HR 9/6 at NY was 50th of career...At 21 years, 4+ months, is the third youngest player in Major League history to reach that level...The Giants' Mel Ott was the youngest at 20 years, 4 months, the Red Sox's Tony Conigliaro the second youngest at 20 years, 7 months...Is the 6th youngest player in Major League history, and 3rd youngest in the NL and the youngest Brave in franchise history, to reach the 30-HR mark in a season...Ott was the youngest at 20 years, 5 months, in 1929, followed by Conigliaro (20 years, 8 months in 1965), the Reds' Frank Robinson (20 years, 11 months in 1956), the Red Sox's Ted Williams (21 years, 24 days in 1939), and the Mariners' Alex Rodriguez (21 years, 25 days in 1996)... Became second youngest Brave in franchise history to hit 25 homers in a season 9/2 vs. Houston at the age of 21 years, 4 months...Eddie Mathews reached that plateau the earliest when he hit his 25th HR on 9/27/52, 16 days shy of his 21st birthday...With stolen base 8/26 at Houston, became youngest player (21 years, 125 days) in Major League history to have a 20-HR, 20-SB season...Posted his best month of the season in August with a .308 average (32x104) 8 HR, 20 RBI and 10 SB...Stole home 8/31 vs. Houston with Smoltz batting, stealing third first, then stealing home as Klesko worked his way out of a rundown between second and first...Led the Braves to two last at-bat wins with a solo HR in the bottom of the 8th on 8/24 vs. LA and a 9th inning RBI single vs. Boston on 6/8...His 4 hits 8/22 vs. LA matched his career high; also did it 5/25 vs. Cubs and 9/22/97 vs. Mtl...Compiled a career-high 11-game streak 5/4-14 (13 x 42, 3 HR, 8 RBI)...Two-homer game 6/13 vs. Mtl was 3rd of season (others were 4/20 at Col and 5/11 at Cinci) and the 5th of his career... Finished T1st in majors with 20 OF assists, T5th in the NL with 8 triples and T6th with 27 SB...Also finished second in the league with a .681 slugging percentage vs. LHP and third with an .871 stolen base success rate (27x31).Hit .312 vs. lefthanders (44x141) with 12 HR and 22 RBI and .259 vs. righthanders (114x441) with 19 HR and 68 RBI.Batted .370 (44x119), 11 HR and 30 RBI on the first pitch.Hit 7 HR, drove in 14 and posted a .972 SLG% in nine games against the Reds.Turned up the heat after the All-Star break, hitting .279 with 19 HR, 46 RBI and 20 SB.Toured with MLB All-Stars in Japan, appeared in 7 games going 3x18 (.167) with 1 HR, 3 RBI and 1 SB.
1998 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Went hitless in nine at-bats with two runs scored and two stolen bases.NLCS: Went 6x22 with a home run and two RBI.Drove in both Braves' runs in Game 1 with a solo home run in the 3rd along with sac fly that tied the game in the 9th.Appeared in all six games.
Had outstanding defensive and productive offensive season (.231, 18 HR, 70 RBI, 20 SB) in rookie year, placing 5th in the N.L. Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year voting...Selected to the TOPPS Rookie All-Star team, voted on by the managers...Hit his first career grand slam and had a career-high 5 RBI August 31 at Boston; grand slam was the Braves' 10th of the season, breaking the NL record (team finished with 12)...Started 40 games in center field and 54 in right field; the majority of the center field starts occured when Kenny Lofton was out of action with a pulled left groin from June 6 to July 28...Had 2-HR game July 22 (game 2) at Chicago; was his first of season and 2nd of career...Also hit 2 homers August 22 1996 vs. Reds...Had 4 RBI in one game twice: June 21 at Philadelphia and July 4 at Montreal...His homer June 21 at Philadelphia was only the 7th hit into the center field upper deck of Veterans Stadium... Had 14 outfield assists, finishing T3rd in the NL... Had 3 extra-inning, game-winning hits: a 2-run HR off Padres' Trevor Hoffman in bottom of 10th April 26 (Braves won, 3-2), an RBI single in bottom of 13th May 16 to beat the Cardinals, 1-0, and an RBI single in top of 10th to lift Braves to a 3-2 win at Philadelphia September 25...Was 1 x 22 as a pinch-hitter.
1997 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Went 0x5 with 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 games...NLCS: Appeared in 5 games, going 4x9 with 1 RBI.
Completed phenomenal jump from A-ball to the majors in just under two months when promoted to Atlanta Aug.14...Named by USA TODAY, BASEBALL AMERICA and BASEBALL WEEKLY as Minor League Player of the Year...It was the first time a player had been chosen for the award by USA TODAY twice and only the second time BASEBALL AMERICA has honored the same player twice...Also named winner of the Hank Aaron Award given to the most outstanding position player in the Braves' organization...Made quick debut, August 15, at 19 years, three months, and 23 days, the fourth youngest debut in Atlanta history...Made immediate impact by slugging first M.L. homer Aug. 16 vs. Pittsburgh off Denny Neagle, making Andruw the youngest National League player to homer since Houston's Larry Dierker in 1965 and the youngest Brave to go deep since Bill Southworth in 1964...On Aug. 22 vs. Cincinnati became the youngest player (19-3-30) to hit two homers in a major league game since Cubs' Danny Murphy (19-1-4) hit two on Sep. 27, 1961...His 23 hits included 7 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR...Started 17 games in right field and five in center field...Began season at A Durham (66 G, .313, 17 HR, 43 RBI, 16 SB), before being called up by AA Greenville June 19...In 38 games for the G-Braves, hit .369 with 12 HR, 37 RBI, and 12 SB...Promoted to Richmond July 31, where in 12 games hit .378 with 5 HR, 12 RBI, and 2 SB; combined minor league totals for '96-.339 BA with 34 HR, 92 RBI and 30 SB...Durham highlights: homered twice with 4 RBI in a 13-7 win at Wilmington April 22...Compiled a 14-game hitting streak (21 x 55, 4 HR, 9 RBI) April 30-May 15...Went 5 x 5 with 1 2B, 1 HR, and 2 RBI in a 6-0 win at Kinston June 5..Collected 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR and 3 RBI in a 4-3 win vs. Wilmington June 10...Earned a spot on the Carolina League All-Star team...Ranked second in Carolina League in homers and RBI at time of promotion to AA June 19...Greenville highlights: Ran off team-high 16-game hitting streak July 13-29 (33 x 68, .485, 7 2B, 8 HR, 20 RBI, 7 SB)...Blasted 2 homers vs. Orlando July 29...Despite playing only 38 games at AA, tied for the club stolen base lead with 12...Hit .412 with runners in scoring postition for Greenville...Posted a .675 SLG% in his 38 games at AA...After an 8 x 49 (.163) start with Greenville, proceeded to scorch the ball at a .463 clip (50 x 108) over final 26 games before his July 31 promotion to AAA...Richmond highlights: Went 3 x 5 with 1 HR and 1 SB in his first AAA contest July 31...Hit in 10 of his 12 games for R-Braves...Over the final 4 games for Richmond hit .500 (8 x 16) with 3 homers and 9 RBI.
1996 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Appeared in all 3 games, did not bat.NLCS: Went 2x9 with 1 HR and 3 RBI.At 19 became the youngest player to homer in post-season history with his Game 7 home run.Youngest player to homer in post-season had been 20-year-old Mickey Mantle, who was 2 weeks shy of his 21st birthday when he homered in the 1952 World Series.World Series: In Game 1, became the 2nd player overall, and 1st NL player, to homer in first 2 World Series ABs.Drove in 5 runs, tying the all-time Series high by a National Leaguer, with those 2 HR.Other player to homer in first 2 Series AB was Abs Gene Tenace in 1972.Also became youngest player to homer in World Series history at 19 years, 5 months, and 27 days (see Mantle note above). Hit .400 overall in Series (8 x 20), with 2 HR and 6 RBI.
Named by USA TODAY and BASEBALL AMERICA as their Minor League Player of the Year after batting .277 for Class A Macon with 25 homers, 100 RBI and 50 SB...Became the first minor leaguer to hit 20+ homers, drive in 100 runs and steal 50 bases in a season since Don Zimmer of Class D Hornell (Pony League) performed the feat in 1950 (23-122-63)...Started season on fire, batting .486 (18 x 37) with 3 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, and 18 RBI in his first 10 games...Connected for 3 homers April 13 vs. Hickory, giving him 7 longballs in his first 8 games...Had 2-homer game at Columbus June 9...Compiled an 11-game hitting streak (14 x 43, .326, 2 HR, 14 RBI) June 23-July 4...He drove in a run in 6 straight games during that streak...Stole 10 bases over 7 games July 16-22...Hit his 20th homer and stole his 50th base Aug. 6 at Hickory....Led the South Atlantic League in steals (56), runs (104), and extra-base hits (71), was second in doubles (41), third in homers (25), and 4th in RBI (100)...Among all minor leaguers, Jones ranked first in extra-base hits, 3rd in runs, T4th in doubles, 7th in steals, T10th in RBI.
Began pro career with Gulf Coast (Rookie) and Danville (Rookie)...Hit .336 for Danville in 36 games...Stole 21 bases in 63 games for both clubs.