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Braves' Chipper Jones in Washington
Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones waits to bat during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, April 3, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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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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