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FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like.
Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.
Experience: Seventh season
2011 in review: Uggla closed strong after his dismal start, setting an Atlanta Braves record by hitting in 33 consecutive games from July 5-Aug. 13. Even with the streak, Uggla finished the season at .233, but he led the Braves with 36 home runs and 82 RBIs.
Career highlight: He hit .370 with 15 home runs and 32 RBIs during his hitting streak, which was the longest in the majors in 2011 and the third longest in MLB history by a second baseman.
Outlook: Last years average was the lowest of his career, so expect that to improve unless Uggla has another poor start. He hit .293 in July and .340 in August last year. Uggla, who says he feels more comfortable this season, has averaged 31.7 home runs ...
BEST OF MAXIM
HANGIN' IT UP
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.
Dan Uggla hit his fifth home run of the spring and drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 Friday.
Uggla, who hit a career-high 36 homers last season, broke a 4-4 tie with his two-out shot to left field in the fifth.
He also drove in a run in the first on a grounder that scored Martin Prado, who had two triples and drove in two runs.
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...
not using a cane ;) but walking with the Mrs and a trainer after the press conference
Did the busted meniscus prompt the retirement announcement? I don't know, but here are some articles on Chipper that you might be interested in. (Note: I did not read these.)
Braves.com: Chipper will start year on DL after knee surgery
AJC.com: Chipper to have knee surgery Monday
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 Atlanta...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
With his 40th birthday approaching, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones announced Thursday he will retire after the season.