Jones Named Most Valuable Oriole By Media
Adam Jones has won the Most Valuable Oriole Award for the second consecutive season. He is the seventh player in team history to win the award during back-to-back seasons, and the first since Rafael Palmeiro in 1995 and 1996.
Jones has played in every game this season and has 102 runs, 183 hits, 39 doubles, 32 home runs, 15 stolen bases, 74 extra-base hits and a .288 average and .336 on-base percentage. His 324 total bases are third in the American League.
With one more double, he will become the fifth Oriole in club history with a 40-double/30-home run season.
He is the first player in 40 years to have three home runs after the 12th inning. Jim Johnson and Matt Wieters also received MVO votes.
Jones has made two All-Star Games during his career and is a Gold Glove winner as well.
Posted Sept. 30, 2012