Braves' Chipper Jones Will Retire After 2012 Season
One of the iconic players of a generation in baseball is calling it quits -- Chipper Jones will retire at the end of this season, the Atlanta Braves just announced.
Jones turns 40 in a month, but he's still going strong -- the longtime Atlanta third baseman was a National League All-Star for the seventh time last year. He hit .275 with 18 home runs, helping the Braves finish second in the NL East and nearly make the playoffs.Jones has been a Brave for over two decades -- he was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1990 draft, and he's been with the organization ever since. He helped them win a World Series in 1995, and 14 division titles between 1991 and 2005; he was the NL MVP in 1999. Jones' career numbers so far include a .304 batting average, 454 home runs and 1,561 RBIs.