Adam Jones' 200th career homer means 'you've got to be good and be wanted in a place for that long'

Adam Jones’ solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday night was not only the only run scored in the Orioles’ 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers, but it was Jones’ 200th career homer.

With 197 of those homers coming in an Orioles uniform –- he hit three with the Seattle Mariners before he was dealt to Baltimore prior to the 2008 season -- the 30-year-old Jones is already one of the top home run hitters in club history.

“I didn’t know it until after the game,” Orioles starter Chris Tillman said. “That’s pretty cool. It’s pretty special. It’s not too often you see a guy do that mostly with one club. It was good to see. He’s a competitor, man. He doesn’t take any at-bat for granted.”

Jones placed the milestone behind the victory, which was the Orioles’ sixth straight and placed them 10 games above .500 with a 22-12 record.

"I've been playing for a while,” Jones said. “I think it's pretty cool, glad we got the win. I think personal things are all cool and fine and dandy if you go out there and play and perform every day, things like this tend to happen."

Jones is seventh on the Orioles’ all-time homer list, 12 homers behind Brady Anderson’s 209 with the club.

“If you think about the other six or seven people you're talking about, one, you've got to be good and be wanted in a place for that long,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “A lot of people in today's game they move on. But he wanted to be here and we wanted him to be here. it's a product of him being a good player and being with one club for a long period of time.”

Orioles all-time homer list
Cal Ripken, Jr.             431
Eddie Murray               343
Boog Powell                303
Brooks Robinson         268
Rafael Palmeiro           223
Brady Anderson          209
Adam Jones                197
Ken Singleton             182
Frank Robinson           179
Chris Davis                 170        

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