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Report: Chipper Jones to retire

Posted on: June 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2010 1:29 pm
 
Chipper Jones As we discussed a couple of days ago , things have been absolutely miserable for Braves legend Chipper Jones, who led baseball in batting two years ago but currently has a .228 average.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Jones is meeting with team executives today and a meeting with reporters is scheduled to follow. Sources say Jones will announce that he's retiring at the end of the season.

The third baseman, a six-time All-Star and 1999 National League MVP, has 429 career home runs, 39th all-time. But he's hit just three this season and, at age 38, seems ready to acknowledge that time has caught up with him.

UPDATE: It looks like Jones has decided not to formally address the media and make an announcement.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:29 am
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Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 5:04 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

It's time for him to go. Last year was not great for him either in terms of production. He was always a great guy and will go down as one of the best third baseman off all-time. I'm glad he decided to do this, I hate to see great players playing too long.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:59 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

Chipper is a sure bet to be in the hall of fame.  He is a winner and played for the same team his entire career.  His numbers are legit, so he will get in unless it is proven otherwise between now and his induction year.  I am an Indians fan, but have always respected how Chipper Jones played the game.  The only negative is his injuries the past several seasons, much like Griffey.  His numbers would have been even greater had he been able to stay healthy as he aged.




Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:47 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

HEY MYMTS1, WHEN YOU SAY GOOD RIDDANCE I THINK YOU ARE CONFUSING CHIPPER LEAVING AND WHAT YOUR MOM WILL SAY WHEN YOU FINALLY MOVE OUT OF HER BASEMENT




Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

Chipper is a Hall of Famer because:
1) 2nd in swtich hitter career batting average behind Frankie Frisch
2) 3rd in swtich hitter HR behind Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray
3) Whole career with one team
4) MVP
5) World Champion
6) Switched to outfield for the team after being perrenial All-Star 3B-willing to sacrifice



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:17 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

He is being non-committal at this point, but his statements pretty much say that all that is left to do is negotiate how the rest of his contract will be handled.  Chipper is the Atlanta Braves thru and thru and will go down as one of their greatest ever.  In an era of the Braves run where all the acolades were dictated by the pitching staff, Chipper proved to be field general this team needed to get those late, not-so-talented teams over the hump and into the postseason.  However, he alone could not carry the team to a second World Series championship.  Will always be a fan and I am sure he will get a HOF induction, probably not first ballot, but he will eventually get in. 

The 1999 season was awesome and what he did to the Mets will always be fun to remember; but no one seems to talk about Chipper's 2001 season where he arguably was the Braves offense.  That season no one was hitting and Chipper was just as good - if not better - than his 99 season. With so many easy outs in the Braves lineup that season there is no conceivable way that Chipper Jones should have gotten the numbers he did. 

Chipper will be missed once he hangs them up and I am glad he spent his whole career in Atlanta.  I always wished Murph could have gone out a winner and as an Atlanta Brave.  Hopefully - if this current run continues - we will get both of those for Chipper.  Thanks Chip for all the great memories at Fulton County Stadium and at Turner Field.




Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:11 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

 Probably the 3rd best switch hitter of all time. He is a definite Hall of Famer. I will be sad to see Larry go.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:04 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

I thought this might be his last year as well...Chipper has always been one of my favortie players...Hopefully the Braves do make this season memorable with two Braves' greats leaving after it



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

as a lifelong Expos/Washington fan, I certainly am NOT a Braves fan....however, the post above could not have said it any better!!


Let's leave Big Mac and Bonds OUT of the HOF and put Chipper IN!!



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:42 pm
 

Report: Chipper Jones to retire

Wow. I hope you meant to write that badly because if not then our education system has failed us again.


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