Larry "Chipper" Jones

Student-Athlete
Inducted 2012

Chipper Jones has been a standout baseball player at every level he competed in. The 39-year-old is currently in the midst of his 19th season with the Atlanta Braves.

 

Jones began his high school baseball career at Taylor High School, where he pitched a one-hitter as a freshman. He went to The Bolles School as a sophomore, where he was a two-way player. He chalked up a 6-3 record with 87 strikeouts and a 1.89 ERA as a pitcher while hitting a .391 batting average with seven home runs, earning First Team All-State honors. In 1989, he played football and baseball, winning First Team All-State honors in both sports and winning a state championship in baseball. He also notched the Tournament MVP honors and held an 11-1 pitching record with a 0.81 ERA in 84 innings pitched, and 107 strikeouts. In his senior year, the Bulldogs were the state-runner up while Jones compiled a 7-3 record with a 1.00 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 79 innings on the mound, while hitting .488 with 14 stolen bases. 

 

Jones won the Gatorade Circle of Champions Florida Baseball Player of the Year, Regional Baseball Player of the Year and Runner-up National Player of the Year. He was the first pick of the 1990 Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves. 

 

Professionally, Jones won the 1999 National League MVP and in 2002 was the only third baseman in history to reach 100 RBI in six consecutive years. In April 2011, Jones reached the 2,500-hit plateau and on Aug. 31, 2011, slammed his 450th career home run. 

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