Honestly, could the All-Star game have been any better for Chipper Jones? I think not. From his motivational speech to his single, he certainly went out on a high note as the National League beat the American League eight to nothing.
Jones spent his entire career with the Atlanta Braves and is going to retire at the end of the season. Jones spent most of his career at third base but also played left field in 2002 and 2003.
Jones career awards and statistics speak for themselves. He is an eight time All-Star, earned the National League MVP in 1999, and a World Series Champion in 1995. Jones won’t have to wait long for the Hall of Fame and deserves all the recognition he has received throughout his career.
Jones’s presence will be greatly missed by the Atlanta Braves and baseball fans alike. It was also really cool to see Jones talking to Bryce Harper throughout the game.