The Baltimore Orioles have been filled with players who have left a long-lasting impression on the organization and their fans. Adam Jones is no different. Yesterday, the O's signed Adam Jones to a one-day contract, in order to retire as an Oriole.
Jones played 14 seasons in the MLB and spent 11 of those years with the Orioles. The other 3 with the Mariners and the Diamondbacks. In those 11 seasons, Jones slashed .279/.319/.459 with 263 home runs and 866 RBI. Not only did he produce with his bat, but his defense provided just as much value.
The 39-year old officially retired as an Oriole and will now wait his turn to be, possibly, inducted into Cooperstown. Jones will become eligible to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2025. The Baseball Writer's Association will look back on Jones' impressive career and see a player who offered a lot more than just his play.