Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is more than just a great baseball player–he’s also a great guy.
We here at Baltimore Fishbowl already knew that, of course. We appreciate Jones for his candid statements, his concern about your health insurance, his indefatigable support of other Baltimore sports teams, and his good luck properties. This week, the wider world recognized Jones with the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, which is given to the MLB player who epitomizes both skills on the field and dedication to his community. Jones is the first Oriole to ever win the award, which has been presented since 1997.
Jones has worked with Baltimore youth through the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Central Maryland Y, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, among others.
This isn’t the first time Jones’s service has been recognized. He’s won the Governor’s Service Award and the MLB Players’ Association Community Brooks Robinson Service Award. In other words: He’s a good guy, and people notice.