Braves to retire No. 10 in honor of Chipper Jones
by Associated Press Wire
February 19, 2013 10:45 AM | 731 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones practices his golf swing during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. Jones is attending the Braves camp as a special instructor. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones practices his golf swing during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. Jones is attending the Braves camp as a special instructor. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones’ number and induct him into the team’s hall of fame on June 28.

The Braves announced Tuesday they will hold a banquet and ceremony honoring Jones before their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jones spent his entire two-decade career with the Braves before retiring after last season. He won the National League MVP in 1999, claimed the league batting title in 2008, and was an eight-time All Star.

No. 10 will be 10th number retired by the Braves, joining Hank Aaron’s 44, Eddie Mathews’ 41, Dale Murphy’s 3, Phil Niekro’s 35, Warren Spahn’s 21, Greg Maddux’s 31, Tom Glavine’s 47, Bobby Cox’s 6, and John Smoltz’s 29. All major league teams retired No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

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