Andruw Jones, John Schuerholz Elected to Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame

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Andruw Jones, John Schuerholz Elected to Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame
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Former Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones and team president John Schuerholz will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Aug. 19, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"Now that I got the induction, I can officially say that I am retired," Jones said, per Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan. "[I] will try to focus on helping the youth."

Jones, 38, spent 12 years with the Braves, hitting .263 with 368 home runs and 1,117 RBI. He spent 17 years in the big leagues in total—including stints with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox—finishing his career with a .254 batting average, 434 home runs and 1,289 RBI.

He hit 25 or more home runs in 10 straight seasons between 1998 and 2007.

Jones was a five-time All-Star and a 10-time Gold Glover, supplementing his presence at the plate by being the best fielding center fielder of his generation.

He was the runner-up for the National League MVP in 2005 after ripping 51 home runs and 128 RBI.

Schuerholz, meanwhile, was the team's general manager during its 14 consecutive NL East titles in the '90s and 2000s. He became the team's president in 2007 and has now been in baseball for 51 years and with the Braves for 26 years.

“The organization is thrilled to welcome these two treasured members of our family into the Braves Hall of Fame,” Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk said, per O'Brien. “Both John and Andruw have had an incredible impact on this franchise, though in much different ways, and they are beyond deserving of this honor.”

The Braves will hold a ceremony for the pair on Aug. 19 before their game against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field, the final such ceremony before they move to their new ballpark in 2017.

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