The Braves will host a special night to honoring retiring third baseman Chipper Jones on Friday, Sept. 28 during his final regular season homestand.
According to the team, pregame ceremony details will be announced in the coming weeks.
“In this day and age it is extremely rare that a player of Chipper’s stature remains with one team for his entire career,” Braves President John Schuerholz said in a statement. “We are most fortunate and especially honored to have had him in a Braves uniform for his remarkable 20-year career and we will show him how much he has meant to us.”
The Braves will also unveil a special commemorative souvenir program during the Mets series following the All-Star break beginning Friday. The program features first-person articles from Jones’ parents, his childhood friend and current agent BB Abbott, former manager Bobby Cox, Tony DeMacio, who scouted and signed Jones to his first contract, and his high school coach Don Suriano. The souvenir program will be available at Turner Field and at the Braves Clubhouse Store at CNN Center.
- Chris Vivlamore