Adam Jones – Baseball outfielder
Adam Jones is a professional baseball player from America who plays as a center fielder for Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. However, he entered MLB after being chosen by Seattle
Mariners for whom he played at the shortstop position. He is an extremely talented player and has been instrumental in a number of victories for his team.
|Date of Birth||August 1, 1985|
|Education||Morse High School|
|Net worth||$5 Million|
Early Life and Education
Adam Jones was born on 1st August 1985 in San Diego in California. He excelled in sports since childhood and played a lot of basketball and football. However, his inclination towards baseball started only when he was about 12 years of age. This happened after he saw a baseball match.
He soon learned the sport and became a star player in his high school baseball team at Morse High School. During his high school years, he played in the team both as a shortstop as well as a pitcher.
His play record during his high school years is quite impressive. He hit four home runs and had an average batting score of .406 in his senior year. He also has a record of 3 victories and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.71.
Playing for Seattle Mariners
Adam Jones career as a professional baseball player began when he was selected by the Seattle Mariners to play in the Major League Baseball. They selected him with the idea of featuring him as a pitcher as well as a shortstop on their team. However, his inclination to play every day cemented his position as a shortstop on the rookie team of the Mariners. After the team acquired the Yuneisky Betancourt, they invited him to join them as an outfielder.
Jones played his debut match against Toronto Blue Jays and led his team to a 5-3 victory with a score of 0-3. He did not get any hits in any of the first 12 matches in which he got a chance to bat. He finally got his major hit while playing against New York Yankees. His team went on to win the match and his performance was highly applauded. He hit his major league home run against Texas Rangers on 10th August 2006.
Playing on with Baltimore Orioles
In the year 2008, Adam Jones was traded to Baltimore Orioles. The same year, he hit a triple and a grand slam in the same match and went on to be the second player to have achieved this. While playing for the team in 2009, his defensive play was highly appreciated and he was awarded the Golden Glove.
He went on to play on the team every year after this and proved to be an asset to his team. In the year 2011 and 2012, he was named the Most Valuable Oriole, thanks to his efforts to lead the team to many victories.
In 2013, Jones reached a milestone of 100 RBIs by hitting a home run. In the year 2014, Adam Jones finally made a record of 1000 career hits in a match against Toronto Blue Jays.
Jones continues to play for Baltimore Orioles and is on a journey to make more records and gain more recognition.