The Atlanta Braves announced today that they will retire No. 10 in honor of Chipper Jones.
According to The Sports XChange, Jones’ number will be retired on June 28 when the team inducts him into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.
Braves president John Schuerholz said in a statement:
“Chipper was a Brave from the beginning to the end of his career and his legacy will forever live in our record books … There is no greater honor that we can bestow upon him than to induct him into our Hall of Fame and retire his iconic number 10.”
Jones began his career with the Atlanta Braves in 1993. He was the NL MVP in 1999, claimed the batting title in 2008, and was named to eight All-Star teams. Jones hit 468 home runs and 1623 RBIs during his 19 year career and maintained a .303 batting average. Jones retired after the 2012 season and should be a first ballot hall of famer.
Fox Sports reports that Chipper Jones will be the 10th Braves player to have his number retired. Dale Murphy (3), Bobby Cox (6), Warreny Spahn (21), John Smoltz (29), Greg Maddux (31), Phil Niekro (35), Eddie Mathews (41), Hank Aaron (44) and Tom Glavine (47) were the other players honored with having their numbers retired.
Are you happy to see the Braves retiring No. 10?