Chicago Cubs Give Chipper Jones A Braves Flag That Flew In Wrigley
The Chicago Cubs have given Chipper Jones an Atlanta Braves flag that has flown over Wrigley Field as a retirement gift, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
As a parting gift, the @Cubs gave Chipper a Braves flag that flew over Wrigley.#verycool
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 9, 2012
Jones, 40, has announced that this will be the last year of his historic MLB career. In 19 seasons with the Braves he has won one Most Valuable Player Award, been selected to seven All-Star teams, and won the batting title in 2008. He has a career 162 game average of .304/.402/.533 with 31 home runs and 106 RBI.
This season he is hitting .311/.358/.554 with five home runs and 21 RBI. In 54 career games at Wrigley Field, Jones has hit .220/.300/.385 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI.