The Braves will retire Chipper Jones’ No. 10 jersey and induct him into their Hall of Fame on June 28, the team announced Tuesday.
"It's a tremendous honor," said Jones, who became one of the most reco0gnizable figures in Atlanta while playing his entire 19-year career for the Braves. "There's a lot of great names, lot of great numbers (on the upper-deck facade at Turner Field). I'd be lying if I said I didn't dream of getting No. 10 up there someday. Today it comes to fruition."
The eight-time former All-Star and 1999 National League MVP retired after the 2012 season with a .303 career batting average, .401 on-base percentage, 468 home runs and 1,623 RBIs, statistics that could earn him first-ballot selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame when he's eligible after a five-year waiting period. The only switch-hitter in major league history to have at least a .300 batting average and 300 home runs, Jones won the 2008 NL batting title with a .364 average at age 36.
His number will be the 10th retired by the Braves during a presentation prior to the June 28 game against Arizona at Turner Field. He’ll be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame during a luncheon that day at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Braves to retire Chipper's jersey on June 28
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Feb 19