ATLANTA (May 2, 2023) – On Saturday, September 9, the Atlanta Braves will give away an Andruw Jones bobblehead presented by NAPA to the first 15,000 fans through the gates at Truist Park. The bobblehead will showcase Jones’ legendary swing as he stands on the number 25, commemorating his number retirement ceremony that night before the Braves take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:20 p.m.
One of the most successful outfielders in Braves history, Andruw Jones signed with the Braves in 1993 as an amateur free agent and made his Major League debut in August of 1996. Two months later, at the age of 19, Jones became the youngest player to hit a home run in the World Series, when he posted a two-homer game in Game 1 of the 1996 Fall Classic against the New York Yankees. During his 12 seasons with the Braves, the Curaçao native won ten straight Gold Glove Awards and was voted to the All-Star Team five times. Additionally, in 2005 he won the Silver Slugger Award, the NL Hank Aaron Award and the Major League Player of the Year. Jones finished his Major League career with 1,933 hits, 1,289 RBIs and 434 home runs. He was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2016.
The Braves have previously retired ten numbers to honor the legendary figures who enriched baseball while representing the organization. The retired numbers are displayed on a left-field facade in Truist Park.
Atlanta Braves retired numbers include:
3 – Dale Murphy
6 – Bobby Cox
10 – Chipper Jones
21 – Warren Spahn
29 – John Smoltz
31 – Greg Maddux
35 – Phil Niekro
41 – Eddie Mathews
42 – Jackie Robinson*
44 – Hank Aaron
47 – Tom Glavine
*Number retired by all Major League Baseball clubs
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