The number of baseball players who chose to commit their entire career to one club is incredibly low, but Chipper Jones is an excellent example. He spent two decades with Atlanta and he helped his team advance to the playoffs several times. It looks like the Braves didn’t forget his effort and they are about to do something meaningful for one of their best players ever. It all begins with the retirement of number 10, a number proudly worn by Jones for more than 20 years.
The next nice thing that his former team intends to do is to induct him in the Hall of Fame in the final days of June. It is a worthy way of acknowledging his merit and it will all culminate with a ceremony and banquet that are aimed at making sure that their retirement is not a reason for sadness. By then the team will be in full swing and hoping to make another playoffs appearance, with the ceremony planned to take place a couple of days before their confrontation with Arizona Diamondbacks.
For Chipper Jones, baseball has been more than a job and this explains why it was possible for him to achieve such spectacular results. He won the MLB betting title five years ago and she was named the National League MVP backing 1999. He also played for eight times in the all-star teams and these remarkable achievements explain why he joins a collection of stars such as Aaron Hank, Eddie Mathews, Dale Murphy, Warren Spahn or Tom Glavine who also had their numbers retired by Atlanta Braves.