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St. Louis Cardinals Honor Chipper Jones

May 13th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
By Cody Fields

The St. Louis Cardinals honored the career of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones for his accomplishments before the series finale at Busch Stadium on Sunday.

The 40-year-old Braves legend was presented with an autographed Stan Musial jersey and a game action photo of himself that was autographed by Cardinals players.

Former Brave Rafael Furcal and Georgia native Adam Wainwright were the Cardinal players who gave Chipper his gifts. Jones already got a 45-second standing ovation before his first at-bat Friday night.

"I've always enjoyed coming here and the fan base in St. Louis is part of that," Jones said. "You can have an opposing player hit three home runs against the Cardinals and these fans will give him an ovation for a job well done."

Jones had three hits in the first two games of the series, and he has always appreciated the intelligence and respect of the St. Louis fans.

"It's nice to play in a city where good baseball is appreciated," Jones said. "Other teams enjoy coming in here to play because they get to entertain some pretty intelligent fans."

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Chipper Jones, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals

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