Chipper Jones: Braves Will Honor Chipper June 28

Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones

2008 MLB All-Star Game – Hall of Fame 3rd Base (Photo credit: Al_HikesAZ)

Chipper Jones will have his number retired by the Atlanta Braves in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 28.  Jones will also be inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.  The induction will take place at the downtown Marriott Marquis, during a special luncheon, and will be followed by pregame ceremonies, prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“Chipper was a Brave from the beginning to the end of his career and his legacy will forever live in our record books,” said Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz. “There is no greater honor that we can bestow upon him than to induct him into our Hall of Fame and retire his iconic number 10.”

Jones, who wore number 10, will ironically be the 10th Atlanta Brave to have his number retired.

Chipper  joins Hank Aaron, Bill Bartholomay, Lew Burdette, Skip Caray, Bobby Cox, Del Crandall, Ralph Garr, Tom Glavine, Tommy Holmes, Ernie Johnson, David Justic, Herman Long, Bill Lucas, Greg Maddux, Eddie Matheews, Dale Murphy, Kid Nichols, Phil Niekro, Johnny Sain, John Smoltz, Paul Snyder, Warren Spahn, Ted Turner, and Pete Van Wieren into the team Hall of Fame.

Tickets will be available for the June 28 game beginning on Monday, February 25 at www.braves.com/tickets, the Braves ticket office at Turner Field, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or at any Ticketmaster outlet.

Individual tickets for the 2013 Braves Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony are available at braves.com/tickets. For tables of 10 or to receive more detailed information, call 404-614-2310.

About Jim Hart

Jim has covered the Atlanta Braves since 2008 for local and national broadcast news organizations. He also appears regularly talking Braves baseball on WCCP-FM in Clemson, South Carolina, and the ESPN Radio affiliate, 1420 Sports in St. Augustine, Florida.