Atlanta Braves to retire Chipper Jones number
Chipper Jones wasted very little time becoming the most important Atlanta Brave since Dale Murphy upon his arrival. Now in his departure, the franchise is wasting very little time in retiring his number.
The Braves will retire Chippers’ number 10 jersey in a pregame ceremony on June 28 when the Braves play the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Earlier in the day the team will induct Chipper inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis according to a statement released by the Braves.
“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. “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 will legends such as Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Warren Spahn, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox and John Smoltz in the team’s hall of the elite.
Despite some of the rumors, Jones told ESPN that he will not return to action.
“I’m well-adjusted, and there’s no going back,” Jones said. “I’ve had my time and I don’t think people really realize what kind of preparation it takes to get yourself ready to play this game at this level.”
“I’d have to start working out now to get ready for June,” Jones said laughing.”And that’s not gonna happen.”