Found March 23, 2012 on
By Bud L. Ellis
Chipper Jones debuted in the big leagues as a shortstop in1993
ATLANTA — In the spring of 1994, a 21-year-old converted shortstop found himself trying to make a major-league roster. At the same time, a 21-year-old college student found himself trying to make his mark as sports editor of his college newspaper.
And on the airwaves that spring, a song worked its way toward the top spot on the charts.
Whenever a radio station dials up one of those “90s Weekends,” it’s only a matter of time before the sounds of Counting Crows filters through the speakers, singing of “Mr. Jones and me …”
That former shortstop, one Larry Wayne Jones Jr., would not make the Atlanta Braves’ opening-day roster, a knee injury suffered in March scuttling a season that would be shelved by a player’s strike five months later. A few blocks up Capitol Avenue from old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, this correspondent tried to wrap his arms around covering more than a dozen Division I sports for the w...
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According to the team's Twitter account, the longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman plans to retire at season's end.
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says this will be his final season.
Jones, who turns 40 next month, issued a statement through the team Thursday saying he will retire after the season. He has spent his entire 18-year career with the Braves, winning the NL MVP award in 1999. He has a .304 career average with 454 homers and 1,561 RBIs, but has toyed with the idea of retirement...
Atlanta Braves veteran third baseman Chipper Jones will retire following the upcoming season, the team announced on Thursday.
A news conference is scheduled for later in the day.
Jones, who will turn 40 next month, has been nursing several injuries over the last few seasons. A 1999 MVP and seven-time All-Star, Jones batted .275 with 18 homers and 70 RBIs in 126 games in 2011.
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones announced this week that this season will be his last. His last season has not gotten off to the start that he might have been hoping for as he is now scheduled to undergo knee surgery. On Monday, the future Hall of Famer will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
The injury Jones sustained was while the veteran was stretching...
It's been a long and wonderful road Larry Wayne, and we'll be sorry to see you go.
The news announced via the Atlanta Braves Twitter account Thursday morning made us a little sad even though we've seen it coming since at least 2010: Chipper Jones is retiring following this season. He held an emotional press conference later on in the day, which every single one of...
After more than 17 years as a fixture in Atlanta Braves baseball, Chipper Jones has announced that he will retire as a player after the 2012 season. His $7 million club option for next year would have vested at $9 million with 123 games played this summer, but apparently enough is enough.
Jones, 40 next month, has been ravaged by (mostly) knee injuries that have limited him to fewer...
Larry Wayne Jones, or more popularly known as “Chipper”, has been a key member of the Atlanta Braves franchise for close to two decades. Jones time with the Braves will soon be coming to an end, as the veteran third baseman has decided to call it a career at the conclusion of the 2012 season, [...]
Some opponents you loathe. You watch with venom in your heart for how they destroy your team, for their arrogance and attitude.
Other opponents you respect and admire, and salute for their longevity and talent. Such is the case with the Braves’ Chipper Jones.
The inevitable became official this morning when Jones announced this would be his final season playing third base for...
It was announced earlier today that Chipper Jones, one of the greatest sports villains in New York history, will be exiting stage right at the end of the season.
When you think about some of the prominent villains over the last 25 years Reggie Miller, Michael Jordan, Pedro Martinez, Ken Griffey Jr. and Jones stand out. For as aggravating as it was seeing him and the Braves beat...
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– First, Jason Varitek retired. Then, earlier this week, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones announced his retirement, effective following the 2012 season. In a span of weeks, two of Jarrod Saltalamacchia's mentors have closed the books on their illustrious careers. Considering Jones advised him as a rookie in the Atlanta organization, that retirement announcement...
Kent Covington is joined by sports writer and BravesWire contributor, Bud Ellis, to discuss Chipper Jones’ retirement.
NOTE: This was recorded prior to public announcement that Chipper Jones will undergo knee surgery and begin the season on the DL.
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With his 40th birthday approaching, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones announced Thursday he will retire after the season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Pastornicky had four hits and Freddie Freeman added three and the Atlanta Braves tied the Miami Marlins 5-5 in 10 innings, just hours after Chipper Jones said he will retire at the end of the season.
Jones did not play on Thursday.
Pastornicky has struggled this spring, but lifted his batting average to .224. Freeman boosted his spring average to ...