Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones (10) celebrates with his teammates after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Florida Marlins on Wednesday. The RBI was Jones' 1,500th of his career. Only two other switch-hitters have reached the 1,500 milestone.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series.
The Braves on Monday announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones, who has spent his entire career in Atlanta, plans to retire after the season.
The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs. He will be a reserve in Tuesday night's All-Star game in Kansas City.
Jones was the NL MVP in 1999 and batting champion in 2008, and is considered a strong Hall of Fame candidate.
Team president John Schuerholz says the Braves will use the ceremony to show Jones "how much he has meant to us."
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