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    Baseball star, Chipper Jones, was on born April 24, 1972 in DeLand, Florida. Chipper Jones is a Major League baseball player. Although initially a shortstop, Chipper has spent most of his career as the starting third baseman for the Atlanta Braves. In 2002 and 2003, Jones primarily played left field before returning to third base in 2004.

    The nickname "Chipper" came from family members who felt he was a "chip-off-the-old-block" of his father. 

    Chipper Jones debuted in 1993 and has played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves. Chipper won the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player Award, as well as the 1999 and 2000 National League Silver Slugger Award for third basemen. 

    Chiper Jones currently holds the Braves team record for career On base percentage (.406), and on May 31, 2006, he passed Hank Aaron for second place on the Atlanta Braves all-time career home run list. On July 5, 2007, he passed Dale Murphy for the Atlanta club record of 372 home runs.

    In his career, through the 2008 season, Jones is a .310/.408/.548 hitter with 408 home runs, 1,243 walks and 1,374 RBI in 2,023 games. He is behind only Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray on the all-time switch hitters career home run list. 

    Jones is considered one of the game's best all-around hitters, and one of the best switch hitters in the history of the game. He is the only switch hitter in Major League Baseball history to have a .300+ career (.310 as of August 9, 2008) batting average and 400 home runs.

    In 2008, Chipper Jones released a charity wine called "Chipper Chardonnay" with 100% of his proceeds supporting the Miracle League, an organization serving children with disabilities. 



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