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Chipper Jones

Jones, playing for the Braves in 2007
Atlanta Braves — No. 10
Third baseman
Born: April 24, 1972 (1972-04-24) (age 36)
DeLand, Florida
Bats: Switch Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
September 111993 for the Atlanta Braves
Selected MLB statistics
(through May 6, 2008)
Batting average     .309
Home runs     396
Runs batted in     1,328
Teams
Highlights and awards

Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones, Jr. (born April 24, 1972 in DeLand, Florida), is an American Major League baseball player. Although initially a shortstop, Chipper has spent most of his career as the starting third baseman for the Atlanta Braves. In 2002 and 2003, Jones primarily played left field before returning to third base in 2004. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Annual Dog Parade in DeLand Old Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand Manatees in Blue Spring State Park near DeLand DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Jones debuted in 1993 and has played his entire career with the Braves. Chipper won the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player Award, as well as the 1999 and 2000 National League Silver Slugger Award for third basemen. He currently holds the Braves team record for career On base percentage (.404), and on May 31, 2006, he passed Hank Aaron for second place on the Atlanta Braves all-time career home run list.[1] On July 5, 2007, he passed Dale Murphy for the Atlanta club record of 372 home runs. // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... List of NL Silver Slugger Winners at Third Base Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Homerun redirects here. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ...


In his career through the 2008 season, Jones is a .309/.404/.549 hitter with 396 home runs, 1,164 walks and 1,328 RBI in 1,923 games. He is behind only Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray on the all-time switch hitters career home run list. He is considered one of the game's best all-around hitters, and one of the best switch hitters in the history of the game.[2][3] He is the only switch hitter in Major League Baseball history to have a .300+ career batting average and more than 300 home runs. The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... Homerun redirects here. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ...

Contents

Baseball career

High school and minor leagues

After he completed his high school career at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, Jones was selected by the Atlanta Braves with the 1st pick overall in the 1990 amateur draft.[4] Jones was not the Braves original choice in the draft. Then, General Manager John Schuerholz and manager Bobby Cox were looking at Todd Van Poppel, but Van Poppel said he would not sign if he was drafted by Atlanta. Scouting Director Paul Snyder wanted Jones anyway.[citation needed] Jones then played three years in the Braves Minor League system before making his major league debut. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... The Bolles School of Jacksonville, Florida, United States, was founded as an all-boys military academy in 1933 by Agnes Cain Painter, a friend of philanthropist Richard J. Bolles. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... This is a list of Major League Baseballs first overall draft picks from the MLB Draft. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... For the 1994 film, see Amateur (film). ... The First-Year Player Draft is Major League Baseballs primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players, from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. ... Todd Matthew Van Poppel (born December 9, 1971 in Hinsdale, IL - ) was a pitcher with an eleven year career from 1991, 1993-1996, 1998, 2000-2004. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ...


Early major league career (1993-98)

Jones debuted on September 11, 1993, as the second youngest player in the league. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1994, Jones suffered an ACL tear in his left knee, after he had been expected to compete for the starting left field job after veteran Ron Gant broke his leg during an offseason dirt bike accident. As a result of the injury, he missed the entire 1994 season.[5] The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... 1993 Topps stadium club baseball card, featuring Ron Gant Ronald Edwin Gant (born March 2, 1965 in Victoria, Texas) is a former American Major League outfielder and second baseman earlier on who played for the Atlanta Braves (1987-1993), Cincinnati Reds (1995), St. ...


In 1995, Jones led all major league rookies in RBI (86), games played (145), games started (123), plate appearances (602), at bats (524), and runs scored (87). That year, he finished second in the Baseball Writers' Rookie of the Year balloting behind Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo.[6] In addition to achieving a level of personal success, Jones participated in the 1995 World Series. The Braves won the series in six games over the Cleveland Indians. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball statistics, games started (denoted by GS) is credited to a pitcher who throws the very first pitch to the opposing team of a single game. ... In baseball statistics, a player is credited with a plate appearance (denoted by PA) each time he completes a turn batting. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ...


In 1998, Jones came in 9th in the voting for NL MVP[7], as he scored 123 runs and had 96 walks (both 4th best in the league). This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ...


MVP Season (1999)

In 1999, Jones won the National League MVP award after becoming the first player to ever hit over .300 (.319), while slugging 40 or more home runs (45; 3rd in the NL) and doubles (41), drawing 100 or more walks (126; 3rd in the league), notching 100 or more RBI (110) and Runs scored (116), and stealing 20 or more bases (25).[citation needed] He was also walked intentionally 18 times; 2nd in the league, and his .633 slugging percentage was 4th best in the NL. Jones led the Braves to the World Series against the New York Yankees that year, in which the Braves were swept. He did, however, hit their only home run in the series, against Yankees' starter Orlando Hernández.[8] National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the New York Mets. ...


2000-05

Jones signed a six-year, $90 million deal in 2000[9]. Jones batted .330 in 2001, 5th best in the league, and led the league with a .349 road batting average. On his birthday, he hit two home runs.[1] On defense, however, his range factor of 2.14 placed him last among the regular major league third basemen who qualified for the fielding ranking.[2] The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Range Factor (commonly abbreviated RF) is a baseball statistic developed by Bill James. ...


Before the start of the 2002 season, Jones announced his willingness to move from third base to left field, to make room for the incoming Vinny Castilla. Jones proved adequate in left field, but following two more early playoff exits in 2002 and 2003 and a hamstring pull in the early 2004 season, he moved back to his regular position of third base. The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Vinicio Castilla Soria, commonly known as Vinny Cashsteala [cass-TEE-yah] (born July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico), is a Major League Baseball third baseman who was traded to the San Diego Padres between the 2005 and 2006 seasons. ... In human anatomy, a hamstring refers to one of the tendons that makes up the borders of the space behind the knee. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ...


In 2002, he batted .327, again 5th best in the NL. Jones was 3rd in the league with a .435 on base percentage. In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...


On August 16, 2004, Jones hit the 300th home run of his career in a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


Following the 2005 season, Jones reworked his contract with the Braves -- freeing up money for the Braves to pursue elite free agents, while virtually assuring he will end his career in Atlanta. The revamped deal gave the Braves $15 million over the course of the next three years, as well as $6 million to use in 2006. The new deal also converted two final team option years to guaranteed contracts. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


2006

The 2006 season was one of numerous milestones for Jones. On June 10, Jones became the Atlanta Braves' all-time RBI leader when he drove in his 1,144th run against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, passing former outfielder Dale Murphy and placing Jones third on the franchise's all-time list (including Braves teams based in Boston and Milwaukee), behind Hank Aaron (2,202) and Eddie Mathews (1,388). is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field and Astros Field) is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas, that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ... Edwin Lee Eddie Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, third baseman to play the game. ...


On July 15 2006, Jones recorded his 1,902nd career hit, to become the Atlanta Braves' all-time hits leader, passing Hank Aaron. The next day he hit a home run to extend his extra-base hitting streak to 14 games, matching the Major League record set by Pittsburgh's Paul Waner in 1927. A month later, on August 14, Jones had his first career three-home run game. Jones homered in his final three at bats in the Braves' 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals, finishing the night 4-for-5 with 5 RBI. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... This article is about the baseball team. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977...


Despite successes at the plate, injuries dogged Jones throughout the season and for the first time in his career, the Braves failed to qualify for postseason play.


2007

2007 was another year of impressive feats by Jones. On June 17, he hit a single in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians for his 2,000th career hit. On July 5, Jones tied and passed Braves legend Dale Murphy for first on the all-time Atlanta Braves home run list when he belted his 371st and 372nd home runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.[10] This game was also the first time he hit homers from both sides of the plate since 2000.[10] The next day, he had his 400th career double in the ninth inning against San Diego Padres pitcher Kevin Cameron, who had previously only allowed one extra-base hit all year. On July 29, Jones matched a career-high with 5 RBIs as the Braves shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks 14-0. He accomplished the feat again on August 23 against the Cincinnati Reds. In the fifth inning of an August 9 game at Shea Stadium, Jones hit a towering three-run homer to right field off Mets starter John Maine. It would later be measured at 470 feet. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Kevin Cameron (born December 15, 1979, in Joliet, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... John Kevin Maine (born May 8, 1981 in Fredericksburg, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. ...


Jones finished the season 2nd in NL batting average (.337), 3rd in NL OBP (.425), 3rd in NL SLG (.604), and 1st in NL OPS (1.029). He was also sixth in MVP voting, his highest finish since winning the award in 1999. Along with John Smoltz and Tom Glavine, Jones is the only member left from the 1995 World Championship team. John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. ...

Jones with the Braves in 2008
Photo by Chris Nelson

While the Braves enjoyed some early successes, injuries to the pitching staff spoiled the ample contributions from Atlanta's potent offense. While the Braves posted a winning record, they finished third in the National League East, and sat out the postseason.


He opened the Chipper Jones' 10th Inning Baseball Academy in Suwanee, Georgia in late 2007. Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia. ...


2008

Jones began the 2008 season where he left off in 2007, hitting over .400 in April while slugging 7 home runs. He also had back-to-back games in which he hit two home runs. Despite these accomplishments, he ultimately lost the the NL Player of the Month in April to Chase Utley. As of May 7th, he is hitting .429.


World Baseball Classic

Jones was selected to play in the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic (along with Braves teammate Jeff Francoeur). He hit a home run in his first at bat of the Classic against Mexico off of new Atlanta Braves teammate Oscar Villarreal. He went 6-17 with a double and two homers in the tournament. The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international baseball tournament, first held in March 2006. ... Jeffrey Braden Jeff Francoeur (pronounced , born January 8, 1984 in Lilburn, Georgia) nicknamed Frenchy, is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves of the National League. ... Óscar Eduardo Villareal (born November 22, 1981 in Nuevo León, Mexico is a relief pitcher who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves (2006-present). ...


Accomplishments

  • 1st pick overall in the 1990 amateur draft
  • TSN Rookie of the Year (1995)
  • 5-time All-Star (1996-98, 2000-01)
  • National League MVP (1999)
  • 2-time Silver Slugger at 3rd base (1999-2000)
  • Holds the Major League record for most consecutive games with an extra-base hit (14; tied with Paul Waner).
  • 8 straight 100+ RBI seasons (1996-2003)
  • Most home runs in a season by a National League switch hitter (45; in 1999)
  • Third-most home runs for a switch hitter, behind Eddie Murray (504) and Mickey Mantle (536)
  • Hit the first home run at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (2008)

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Personal life

The nickname "Chipper" came from family members who felt he was a "chip-off-the-old-block" of his father. Jones and his second wife (Sharon) have three children, Larry Wayne III (Trey), Tristen, and Shea (named after Shea Stadium). In 1998, Chipper's first son, Matthew, was born. It was later revealed that Jones had had an 18-month affair with a Hooters waitress. This led to Jones's divorce from his first wife, Karin.[11][12] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the two restaurant chains collectively using the shared Hooters brand. ...


Philanthropy

In 2008, Chipper Jones released a charity wine called "Chipper Chardonnay" with 100% of his proceeds supporting the Miracle League, an organization serving brave children with disabilities who desire to make plays in the field and around the bases.


See also

Players denoted in boldface are are still actively contributing to the record noted. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ...

References

  1. ^ While Aaron hit 755 home runs during his career, he only hit 365 during the time when the Braves were based in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Aaron hit the rest of his home runs while the Braves were located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and after he left the Braves for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  2. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/pikecracker/79624
  3. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_4_59/ai_64150730
  4. ^ About Chipper Jones, An Introduction to my Life, chipperjones.com.
  5. ^ Jones at imdb.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-31.
  6. ^ 1995 ROY Voting. Retrieved on 2007-05-31.
  7. ^ Baseball Awards Voting for 1998 - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Baseball Almanac page on 1999 World Series, Note home run mentioned in text and Composite Hitting Statistics table
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