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Braves to retire Jones' number

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Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones will have his No. 10 retired by the team, giving fans another opportunity to celebrate his career.

The recently retired third baseman will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame during a ceremony on June 28, when the Braves host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"Chipper was a Brave from the beginning to the end of his career and his legacy will forever live in our record books," Braves president John Schuerholz said in a statement. "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."

An eight-time All-Star, Jones left baseball after his 19th major-league season. He finished as the leader in 11 statistical categories in Atlanta Braves history. The 1999 NL MVP, Jones batted .303 with 468 homers and 1,623 RBI.

Jones' number will be the 10th retired by the team. The others were: Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux (31), Tom Glavine (47), Bobby Cox (6) and John Smoltz (29).
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