About chonefiggins

Desmond DeChone Figgins (Chone is pronounced like Shawn)…Honored with 2005 Cool Papa Bell Award by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for leading Majors in stolen bases…Originally selected by Colorado in fourth round of 1997 draft…Attended Brandon (FL) High School, where he was third-team High School All-American as 1997 senior and first team All-Conference as both a junior and senior…Named second team All-Conference as sophomore and voted team MVP in 1996…In January 2003, participated in Major League Baseball’s Rookie Career Development seminar that occurs each off-season in Virginia…Had the opportunity to visit the White House…Originally signed by Rockies scout Pat Jones.