Chipper Jones

Baseball Player
Born Apr 24, 1972

Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones, Jr. is an American baseball third baseman who has played for 19 seasons with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. Although initially a shortstop, he has spent most of his career as the starting third baseman for the Braves. In 2002 and 2003, Jones primarily played left field, before returning to third base in 2004. Jones debuted in 1993, and has played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves.… Read More

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1972 Birth Jones was born in DeLand, Florida on April 24, 1972. … Read More


1990 18 Years Old 1 More Event
The number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft by Atlanta, Jones made his MLB debut late in 1993. … Read More
1991 19 Years Old In 1991, Jones played with the Macon Braves, Atlanta's class-A minor league affiliate. … Read More


1992 - 1998 10 More Events
1999 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, Jones won the National League MVP award after becoming the first player ever to hit over .300 (.319) while slugging 40 or more home runs (45; 3rd in the NL) and doubles (41), drawing 100 or more walks (126; 3rd in the league), notching 100 or more RBI (110) and Runs scored (116), and stealing 20 or more bases (25). … Read More
2000 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones signed a six-year, $90 million deal in 2000.
2001 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones batted .330 in 2001, 5th best in the league, and led the league with a .349 road batting average. … Read More


Before the start of the 2002 season, Jones announced his willingness to move from third base to left field, to make room for the incoming Vinny Castilla.
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
Jones was selected to play in the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic (along with Braves teammates Jeff Francoeur and Brian McCann).
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones performed well both offensively and defensively during the 2007 season. … Read More
He was the MLB batting champion in 2008 after hitting .364. … Read More
Jones was scratched from an elimination game in the 2009 World Baseball Classic after straining his right oblique muscle, while playing for team USA. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones got off to a poor start in 2010 and met with Atlanta Braves management in June to discuss possible retirement at the end of the season, but his performance improved as the season progressed.
Jones made great progress with his rehab and took part in spring training. He was in the Braves' opening day lineup against the Nationals, getting the first hit and scoring the first run of the 2011 Major League Baseball season.


On March 22, 2012, the Braves announced that Jones would retire following the 2012 season, after 19 Major League seasons with the team. … Read More
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
2015 43 Years Old Jones and Higgins were married on June 14, 2015.
2016 44 Years Old 1 More Event
He returned to the Braves as an adviser for the 2016 season.
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