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Atlanta Braves Officially Retire Chipper Jones’ Number

June 28th, 2013 at 7:55 PM
By Cody Fields

In a pregame ceremony Friday evening, the Atlanta Braves inducted Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retired his no. 10 jersey.

With a stage packed with Ted Turner, scout Paul Schneider, Dale Murphy, Bill Bartholomay, Bobby Cox, Frank Wren, John Schuerholz, parents Larry and Lynn Jones, Dan Uggla, sons Matthew, Trey, Shea and Tristan, the Braves presented Chipper with his jersey framed with a commemorative plaque while enshrining him in the ring of honor in a ceremony emceed by Pete Van Wieren.

"I am truly in awe of this experience," Jones said after being introduced with his signature walk-up "Crazy Train."

Chipper recognized his former teammates, the fans, his family and friends and everyone who has been a part of his life. He even stopped to call out a current Brave on his incessant goofiness.

"Stop making faces, Freddie," Jones said to a clowning Freddie Freeman.

Jones also turned his attention to the Arizona Diamondbacks dugout, as he recognized former Braves Martin Prado, Randall Delgado and Eric Hinske, who had awkwardly been designated for assignment. He also gave nods to former Braves hitting coach Don Baylor, Matt Williams and Kirk Gibson

Chipper's ceremony ended with a lap around Turner Field in a convertible to allow the Braves faithful to express their gratitude.

 

Photo credit: Steve Paluch / Foter.com / CC BY

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Bobby Cox, Chipper Jones, Dale Murphy, Dan Uggla, Don Baylor, Eric Hinske, Freddie Freeman, Kirk Gibson, Martin Prado, MLB, Ted Turner

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