By Evans Clinchy
March 22, 2012

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.

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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.

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