Braves to retire Chipper’s number and induct him into their Hall of Fame

The Braves will give fans another opportunity to celebrate Chipper Jones’ career when they retire his number and induct him into their Hall of Fame on June 28.

Jones will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during an afternoon ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. His No. 10 jersey will be retired during a pregame ceremony that will be staged before that evening’s game against the D-backs.

“Chipper was a Brave from the beginning to the end of his career and his legacy will forever live in our record books,” Braves president John Schuerholz said in a release.  “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.”

In fitting fashion, Jones’ number will be the 10th  retired by the Braves.  The others were Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux (31), Tom Glavine (47), Bobby Cox (6) and John Smoltz (29).

Jones had the honor of playing his entire career with the Braves, who drafted him with the first overall selection in the 1990 First-Year Player Draft.   The former National League MVP and eight-time All-Star retired at the end of last season as the leader in 11 statistical categories in Atlanta Braves history.

Tickets will be available for the June 28 game beginning on Feb. 25 on braves.com.

Individual tickets for the Hall of Fame luncheon are now available at braves.com/tickets.   For tables of 10 or more please call 404-614-2310.

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