Braves Retire Chipper's Jersey

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones has been greeted with a long ovation as the Atlanta Braves retired his No. 10 jersey Friday night.

Jones, the 1999 NL MVP and an eight-time All-Star, was honored before Atlanta's game against Arizona. The former third baseman retired after last season's playoff loss to St. Louis having played his entire 19-year career with the Braves.

Wearing a gray suit and a red tie, Jones spoke to the Turner Field crowd before he threw out the ceremonial first pitch and was driven around the field to adoring cheers.

Most seats in the stands were filled as Jones stepped to the microphone while "Crazy Train," the 1980 hit single by Ozzy Osbourne that used to play before his at-bats, boomed through the public address system.


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