Posted February 19, 2013

Braves to induct Chipper Jones into team Hall of Fame, retire jersey

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The Braves will induct Chipper Jones into their Hall of Fame and retire his jersey on June 28. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Braves will induct Chipper Jones into their Hall of Fame and retire his jersey on June 28. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Chipper Jones will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame and his jersey will be retired in a ceremony on June 28, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Jones spent his entire 19-year career in Atlanta and retired at the end of last season.  Over the course of his career, he hit .303/.401/.529 with 468 home runs. The third baseman was an eight-time All-Star, won the NL batting title in 2008 and MVP in 1999.

Jones’ No. 10 will be the team’s 10th retired number; others include Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux (31), Tom Glavine (47), Bobby Cox (6) and John Smoltz (29).

“Chipper was a Brave from the beginning to the end of his career and his legacy will forever live in our record books,” Braves president John Schuerholz said.  “There is no greater honor that we can bestow upon him than to induct him into our Hall of Fame and retire his iconic number 10.”


1 comments
BubbaJoBubba1
BubbaJoBubba1

Great move by the Braves.............Chipper was a class player............