2004 Sports Illustrated for Kids #388
At one end is Andruw Jones the kid. Nineteen years old, fresh off a minor league stint in which he hit .339/.421/.652 with 34 homers and 92 RBI over 116 games at 3 stops (including 5 homers in only 45 at-bats at AAA Richmond). The kid hits another 5 homers in 106 at-bats after getting the call to the Show.
2006 Sports Illustrated for Kids
Fifteen years later the kid is now a man. His skills have diminished greatly, leading you to believe he's forty-four, not thirty-four. He's still a year away from his final major league game, but he has once again found himself in the City- not in Shea, but back at Yankee Stadium, this time wearing pin-stripes. He homers off of the Twins' Brian Duensing in his first at-bat of the season. And then later, this:
Quite honestly, this is the last moment I remember in Andruw Jones' major league career. I'm really glad that Sports Illustrated didn't create a card of Andruw towards the end of his career. Long gone were the days of his taking away home runs or extra-base hits. Instead, he looks like an old man, slipping as he's taking out the trash.