Atlanta Braves Retire Chipper Jones’ Number 10 – VIDEO
The Atlanta Braves retired Chipper Jones‘ #10 prior to their game on Friday night, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.
The number 10 worn by Jones become the tenth number to be retired by the Braves, joining Hank Aaron, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Eddie Mathews, Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, John Smoltz, and Warren Spahn.
Jones, who retired at the end of last season, played his entire 19-year career with the organization, from 1993-2012. He was named to eight All-Star teams, while winning the Most Valuable Player Award in 1999, and the National League batting crown in 2008.
Jones, who who guide the Brave to a World Series win in 1995, hit a .303 over his career, with 2,726 hits, 468 home runs, 1,623 runs batted in, and 150 stolen bases.
Last season, his final one, Jones hit a .287, with 14 home runs, and 62 RBI’s.
Something not many people remember, Jones actually wore #16 when he broke broke into the Major Leagues, for eight games, in 1993.
Watch video of the event, prior to the game, which the Braves won, 3-0.