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Monday, July 9, 2012
Chipper Jones ceremony planned

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series.

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The Braves on Monday announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones, who has spent his entire career in Atlanta, plans to retire after the season.

The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs. He will be a reserve in Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Jones was the NL MVP in 1999 and batting champion in 2008, and is considered a strong Hall of Fame candidate.

Team president John Schuerholz says the Braves will use the ceremony to show Jones "how much he has meant to us."