Adam Jones Celebrity Life
Adam LaMarque Jones is an American Baseball player. He is basically a baseball outfielder for the Orix Buffaloes of the NPB team(Nippon Professional Baseball). He actively participated with the Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks and Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners.
Adam Jones was picked by the Mariners during the preliminary rounds of the 2003 MLB draft. Initially, Jones was positioned in the field at shortstop. Jones started his career with Mariners in the year 2006. But soon struck a deal with Orioles in 2008. Jones is a proud winner of Silver Slugger Award, Gold Glove Award consecutively for 4 times, All-Star MLB for five times in a row.
Adam Jones was born on August 1, 1985, in California, San Diego. Jones was born to Andrea. As a single mother, Andrea raised Jones and his elder brother. Jones was an ardent fan of San Diego Padres and Tony Gwynn since childhood. During schooldays, Jones was actively involved in the sport of football and basketball. In 1997, Jones was smitten by the game of baseball when his stepfather, Kenneth took him to watch Padres game.
Jones graduated from Morse High School in 2003. He equally balanced the role of a pitcher and a shortstop during his school days. It is widely believed that Quintin Berry and Jones were teammates at the same school. Jones holds a record of .406, he hit four home runs and batted in 27 runs during his college days. Jones was later trained under head coach Tony Gwynn for college baseball matches at San Diego.
Jones's career began when Seattle Mariners selected him from the 2003 MLB draft. He was selected as a pitcher, But Jones preferred to be positioned as a shortstop for the Mariners' league. After some years, Jones agreed to serve as an outfield player in the team.
Adam Jones's career took a turn in the year 2008 when he was signed by Baltimore Orioles. Jones, George Sherill, Kam Mickolio, Chris Tillman and others were roped in by the team. Tony Butler was hired against the left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard.
Jones's career has been flourishing since 2006 till the present date. He signed a whopping $3 million deal with Arizona Diamondbacks in March 2019 for 12 months. He also grabbed a deal with Orix Buffaloes for $8 million in December 2019 for a period of two years.
Controversies Surrounding Adam Jones
- While traveling to Toronto in 2010, Adam Jones was detained at the Canadian border. Jones never disclosed the real reason behind his detention. But sources close to him believe that he was mistaken for Adam Pacman Jones, ace cornerback of Cincinnati Bengals. Since Adam Pacman Jones is popular for breaching law numerous times.
- In August 2013, San Francisco, a fan hurled banana towards Adam Jones. Later, it was revealed that the act was not intended to humiliate Jones. Since the fan was upset with the performance of the Giants team who lost the game to Orioles.
Personal Life of Adam Jones
In December 2014, Jones married Audie Fugett, the daughter of Jean Fugett. Jones and Fugett had their first son and named him as 'August' in March 2014.
At Quintin Berry's wedding, Jones was chosen to be the Best Man. Later, Jones proudly accepted to become Godfather to Berry's son, Kameron.
Jones has worked as a referee for the team of San Diego Gulls. He also assisted the team with ferrying the players before and after the games, helping them with interviews, etc.
Jones has 4 inked tattoos on his body. 2 tattoos are dedicated to his mother and grandmother which are etched on his left shoulder. During his best shots or victory celebration, he pays tribute to his mother and grandmother by tapping the left side of his shoulder.
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