Chipper Jones ceremony planned
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."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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