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Chipper Jones thanks firefighters after backyard fire

ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former baseball player Chipper Jones said he takes responsibility for accidentally starting a fire in the woods behind his Roswell, Ga., home.

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Chipper Jones to Yankees: 'No thanks'

TAMPA, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said Monday he's not coming out of retirement to play for the injury-plagued New York Yankees.

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Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they will retire third baseman Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's Hall of Fame.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jason Motte's clutch relief effort Friday gave St. Louis a bizarre 6-3 win over Atlanta in a post-season game played under protest and marred by unruly fans.
MLB: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 0

MLB: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets and seven other Atlanta pitchers combined for a four-hitter Wednesday in the Braves' 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: Atlanta 6, New York Mets 2

ATLANTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones got a hit in his final regular-season home game and David Ross homered Sunday in Atlanta's 6-2 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Miami 3

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Freddie Freeman's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday rallied Atlanta past Miami 4-3, clinching a wild card playoff spot for the Braves.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 1

ATLANTA, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Minor hurled six innings of one-run ball Sunday and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep with a 5-1 victory over Washington.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 4

ATLANTA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons with a pitch Saturday, forcing in the go-ahead run in the Atlanta Braves' 5-4 comeback victory over Washington.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Atlanta 2

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Rickie Weeks ignited an eight-run fifth inning with a three-run homer Wednesday, sending Milwaukee to an 8-2 win over Atlanta and a three-game sweep.

MLB: Atlanta 1, Colorado 0

ATLANTA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Minor took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and eventually gave up one of Colorado's two hits in carrying Atlanta to a 1-0 win over the Rockies.

MLB: Colorado 6, Atlanta 0

ATLANTA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Jordan Pacheco drove in two runs and extended his hitting streak to 13 games in Colorado's 6-0 blanking of the Atlanta Braves Tuesday.

MLB: Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 7

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones capped a wild ninth-inning rally Sunday with a walk-off, three-run homer, sending the Atlanta Braves past Philadelphia 8-7.
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Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones, Jr. (born April 24, 1972) is a Major League baseball player for the National League's Atlanta Braves. Although initially a shortstop, he has spent most of his career as the starting third baseman for the Braves. In 2002 and 2003, Jones primarily played left field, before returning to third base in 2004.

Jones debuted in 1993, and has played his entire career with the Atlanta 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 (.406), and on July 5, 2007, he passed Dale Murphy for third place on the Braves all-time career home run list.

In his career, through the 2010 season, Jones is a .306 hitter with 437 home runs, 1,404 walks, and 1,500 RBI in 2,261 games. He is behind only Eddie Murray on the all-time switch hitters career RBI 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. He is the only switch hitter in Major League Baseball history to have a .300+ career (.306 at the end of the 2010 season) batting average and 400 or more home runs.

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