This year, Opening Day is on March 29 – just 10 days away!! As always, the Baseball Sociologist counts down the days. This year, with start with #10, Adam Jones, center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles.
Wanna know one of the many cool things about Adam Jones? He is passionate about the city of Baltimore and wants to give back. One of Jones’ favorite charities is the Boys and Girls Club. Jones, a product of the Boys and Girls Club in San Diego, and the Orioles Charitable Foundation have donated thousands of dollars to the Boys and Girls Club in Baltimore. Last November, Jones held his 5th #StayHungry #PurpleTailgate event before a Baltimore Ravens game. The event collected over $100,000 for the Boys and Girls Club. Earlier in 2017, Jones donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and provided free admission to children from a local youth program.
Among his many baseball honors, Adam Jones is 2-time Orioles Way Award recipient (2008, 2013), the O’s Roberto Clemente Award nominee for several years (2011, 2013, 2016), and a 5-time Orioles recipient of the Heart & Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (2012, 2014-17), and the 2015 winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
In just 10 days we’ll be rooting for the work of #10, Adam Jones, both on and off the field! Thanks, Adam!