Danny Abramson's Andruw Jones (Baseball Superstars) PDF

By Danny Abramson

ISBN-10: 0791096475

ISBN-13: 9780791096475

ISBN-10: 0791098990

ISBN-13: 9780791098998

As an Atlanta courageous, Andruw Jones has confirmed himself as a accountable and tenacious participant, showing in not less than a hundred and fifty video games in line with season. Born within the Caribbean, Jones used to be inspired by means of his baseball-playing father and confirmed prodigious expertise at an early age, signing with the Braves while he was once in basic terms sixteen. This publication provides Andruw Jones biography.

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He also made an error in the outfield. Jones’s major-league career was not getting off to the start that he had envisioned. With his team up 4-2 in the ninth inning, however, Jones was ready to change that. As he strode to the plate, a 19-yearold kid among men, Jones saw what was in front of him: Two men were on, first and third, and any kind of hit could score a crucial insurance run. Jones dug his heels into the packed clay of the batter’s box, loosened his muscles, and glared down at Toby Borland, the Philadelphia pitcher.

Major-league clubs like to nurture young ballplayers and bring them along slowly. There is a big difference between facing major-league pitching and minor-league pitching. Pitchers in the big leagues routinely throw 90 miles per hour (145 kilometers per hour)— and with incredible movement and accuracy. It usually takes years for young hitters to adjust and catch up to the faster, better-controlled major-league hurlers. But 17-year-old Andruw would have a few tricks in store for the Braves that would cause them to throw their careful plans out the window.

Jones saw more playing time as a pinch hitter in later innings, and by Game 7, he had earned himself a start in left field, replacing Ryan Klesko, who had trouble batting against left-handed pitching. In the rubber game of the series, the rookie exploded at the plate, collecting a single and reaching first on an error early in the game. Then, in the sixth inning, Jones strode to the plate with a man on second after Atlanta catcher Javy López doubled to center. Already the Braves were up by 11, and the pressure was off.

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