After a hall of fame worthy career, Chipper Jones called it quits after the 2012 season. Today the Atlanta Braves announced that are retiring Jones’s infamous #10 jersey and will be inducting him into the Braves Hall of Fame.
Jones retired after nineteen seasons and at the age of forty. He entered the Major League’s in 1993 after being drafted in 1990 and spending some time in the farm leagues. He was the 2008 NL Batting Champion and won the 2009 NL Most-Valuable Player. Jones was also an eight-time all star.
The Braves won the World Series in his first season with the team after defeating the Cleveland Indians in six games. It would be his only World Series championship.
Jones will retire with a .303/.401/.529 average with 468 home runs, 1,623 RBI, 150 stolen bases, 1,512 walks and 1,409 strikeouts in 19 seasons.
He currently is down in Florida with the Braves spending time with many of his former teammates, but is only doing so as a trainer. Jones reassured that 2012 was his last as a player in the diamond!