Monday, July 9, 2012
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Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones waves his cap after receiving third base from Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees during a pregame ceremony to honor Jones before the Braves baseball game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Jones is retiring at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series.
The Braves on Monday announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones, who has spent his entire career in Atlanta, plans to retire after the season.
The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs. He will be a reserve in Tuesday night's All-Star game in Kansas City.
Jones was the NL MVP in 1999 and batting champion in 2008, and is considered a strong Hall of Fame candidate.
Team president John Schuerholz says the Braves will use the ceremony to show Jones "how much he has meant to us."