Andruw Jones is one the most gifted and talented outfielders the Atlanta Braves has ever seen. He made catching the ball in center field ridiculously easy, leading him to win 10 straight Gold Gloves, an incredible and rare baseball feat. John Shuerholz is the man credited with compiling one of the greatest pitching staffs the Major Leagues ever witnessed and produced the Braves MLB title in 1995 over the Cleveland Indians.
Both men will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in downtown Atlanta for their indelible contributions to the Braves organization. The two team icons will also honored that evening in a pregame ceremony before the Braves play the Washington Nationals.
John Schuerholz is in his 51st season in professional baseball and his 26th campaign with the Braves organization. During his tenure as general manager, the Braves won 14 consecutive division championships, five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series.
Andruw Jones signed with the Braves in 1993 as an amateur free agent and made his Major League debut in August of 1996. During his 12 seasons with the Braves, the Curacao native won 10 straight Gold Glove Awards and was voted to the All-Star Team five times. He also set the single season team record for home runs, hitting 50 to surpass the 49 set by none other than Henry “Hank” Aaron.
The induction will take place at the Hyatt Regency – Regency Ballroom, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Tickets to the luncheon and induction ceremony can be purchased by calling the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame at 404-614-2310. Individual tickets are $150 and include the chance to sit with a current or former player, manager, coach or Braves Hall of Famer.