- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 185 lbs
- Date of Birth: April 24, 1972
- Hometown: DeLand, Florida
- High School: Bolles High School
- Position: Third Base
- Bats: Both
- Throws: Right
- Draft: 1st overall, Atlanta Braves, 1990
Chipper Jones was born on April 24, 1972, in DeLand, Florida. He played high school baseball at Bolles High School then bypassed college to go straight to playing professionally. Jones was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Braves in 1990. After spending three years in the minor leagues, Jones made his first major league appearance in 1993, playing in a total of eight games that year and collecting two hits in three at bats. Jones missed the entire 1994 season due to a torn ACL, but he returned in a big way in 1995 by hitting 23 home runs, driving in 86 RBIs, and helping the Braves capture a World Series title.
Jones has spent his entire career with the Braves, consistently posting impressive numbers every season. Since missing the 1994 season, Jones has hit over 20 home runs every year, over 30 home runs six times, and over 40 home runs once; he has driven in over 100 RBIs nine times, including eight consecutive seasons from 1996 to 2003, and batted over .300 nine times. Jones has been a five-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger, NL MVP in 1999, and World Series champion in 1995. His career totals through 2007 include a .307 batting average, 386 home runs, 2,117 hits, 1,299 RBIs, and 425 doubles.
Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
- Five-time All Star
- Two-time Silver Slugger
- National League MVP, 1999
- World Series Champion, 1995