Braves to honor Chipper during final home series

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 09, 2012
The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series. The Braves on Monday announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones, who has spent his entire career in Atlanta, plans to retire after the season. The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs. He will be a reserve in Tuesday night's All-Star game in Kansas City. Jones was the NL MVP in 1999 and batting champion in 2008, and is considered a strong Hall of Fame candidate. Team president John Schuerholz says the Braves will use the ceremony to show Jones ''how much he has meant to us.''
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