Nineteen new names have been added to the Hall of Fame ballot this year.To celebrate, we took a closer look at some of the most memorable moments from the careers of our favorite newcomers.
Fifteen players born on the tiny Dutch island of Curacao have made the Major Leagues. The first was Hensley Meulens, who made his debut with the Yankees in 1989, and the most recent was Ozzie Albies, who made his debut with the Braves last season. The third, who made his debut in 1996, was none other than Andruw Jones.
Dubbed "The Curacao Kid" early in his career, the center fielder dazzled both at the plate and in the field across 17 years in the big leagues. His signature campaign came in 2005, when he led the Majors with 51 home runs and finished second in NL MVP voting.
For a player who hit 434 career home runs -- the fourth-most all-time among center fielders, behind three Hall of Famers (Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., and Mickey Mantle) -- it is Jones' glovework in center field that many fans remember most. It's difficult to choose just one Jones catch to highlight, but you can check out the clip at the top of the post to see perhaps the most iconic catch of his career.