"Chipper" Jones Jr. is a former professional baseball player. In high school, Jones won the Gatorade Circle of Champions Florida Baseball Player of the Year, Regional Baseball Player of the Year, and was the Runner-up National Player of the Year.
Jones was the Atlanta Braves' number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft and their primary third baseman from 1995 to 2012. He was also a member of their 1995 World Series championship team that beat the Cleveland Indians. An eight-time All-Star, Jones won the 1999 NL MVP, plus the 1999 and 2000 NL Silver Slugger Award for third basemen. He was the MLB batting champion in 2008 after hitting .364. Jones ended his career in 2012 with a .303 career batting average, 468 home runs, and 1,623 RBI. As of 2021, he has the most career RBI for a third baseman and holds the Braves team record for career on-base percentage. (Also as of 2021)Jones ranks third on the Braves career home run list. He spent his entire 19-year MLB career and all 23 years as a professional baseball player in the Atlanta organization. He was the 18th player in MLB history to accumulate 5,000 at bats and finish with at least a .300 batting average.
On June 28, 2013, the Braves retired Jones' number 10 and inducted him into the team's Hall of Fame. On July 29, 2018, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. On March 1, 2020, Jones was hired by ESPN to be a color analyst.