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Atlanta Braves to retire Chipper Jones’ number, induct him in team Hall of Fame

02/19/2013 at 10:31 am By

Chipper Jones farewell

Chipper Jones made his debut for the Atlanta Braves in 1993. He then went on to play 18 full seasons for the Braves.

Jones batted .303 in his career with Braves, hit 468 home runs and drove in 1623 runs. He was also an eight-time All-Star and the National League MVP in 1999. Jones retired after last season at the age of 40.

Now, Atlanta is set to honor their long-time third basement. A report from USA Today says, “The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones’ number and induct him into the team’s hall of fame on June 28.”

Jones’ number 10 will be the 10th number retired by the Braves joining Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Warren Spahn, Gred Maddux, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox, John Smoltz and the universally retired number 42 of Jackie Robinson.

Congratulations, Chipper.

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