Chipper Jones

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Chipper Jones is a popular American former Major League Baseball player. Chipper Jones came into the limelight after winning the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player Award.

Early Life and Childhood

Chipper Jones was born Larry Wayne Jones Jr. on 24th April 1972. He stepped into this world in DeLand, Florida, United States. By this, he is currently 49 years old and American by nationality. Similarly, he is a follower of Christianity while his birth sign is Taurus.

Moving on towards his family members, he was born to his father Larry Wayne Jones, Sr., and his mother Lynne Jones. His father was a teacher and also a coach at T. DeWitt Taylor High School. His father and other family members gave him the moniker “Chipper” because they viewed him as a “chip off the old block.” Because of his father’s profession as a coach, he had an early interest in baseball and began playing Little League teams at the age of seven.

Education

When it comes to his educational background, he attended Taylor High School. As a freshman, he began his baseball career here. After that, he was a sophomore at The Bolles School. He was a two-way player in this situation. Jones, meantime, had accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Miami to play collegiate baseball.

Professional Life and Career

Jones was the first overall choice in the 1990 Major League Baseball draft and was signed to a contract with a $275,000 signing bonus by the Atlanta Braves. Jones was a member of Atlanta’s class-A minor league team, the Macon Braves, in 1991. In 1992, Chipper joined the Durham Bulls. Jones played with the triple-A Richmond Braves after a great season.

Chipper debuted on NBA on September 11, 1993, as the league’s youngest player. After veteran Ron Gant fractured his leg in an offseason dirt bike accident, he was anticipated to challenge for the starting left field spot in 1994. Jones topped all big league rookies in RBIs in 1995.

Moving on, Jones hit the last official home run at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium before it was demolished in 1997, as well as the first home run at Turner Field. Similarly, he finished seventh in the NL MVP voting in 1998. Jones earned the National League MVP award in 1999 after being the first player in baseball history to hit.300 (.319). In 2000, Jones agreed to a six-year, $90 million contract. He hit two home runs on his 29th birthday. Jones expressed his readiness to shift from third base to left field before the start of the 2002 season to make place for the arriving Vinny Castilla.

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Caption: Chipper playing baseball (source: Baseball Hall of Fame)

More Details

Furthermore, Jones was chosen to participate in the 2006 World Baseball Classic for the first time (along with Braves teammates Jeff Francoeur and Brian McCann). Jones continued his strong start to the 2008 season, batting over.400 in April and blasting seven home runs. In addition, he blasted two home runs in back-to-back games. Jones announced his retirement from the Braves on March 22, 2012, after 19 big league seasons with the organization.

The 2012 National League Wild Card Playoff (called the “infield fly rule game” after a contentious ruling by umpire Sam Holbrook) was his final game, and the Braves lost 6–3. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jones produced a broken-bat single for an infield base hit.

Net Worth

Being a prominent former baseball player, he has made a pretty huge amount of wealth. As for the online resources, he currently has an estimated net worth of $110 million US dollars.

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Caption: Chipper with his car (source: Pinterest)

Relationship Status

Chipper Jones is a husband and father. He married three different ladies during the course of his life. He married Karin Fulford at first. In 1992, they married and divorced in 2000. Their divorce was precipitated by his 18-month extramarital romance with a Hooters waitress, which resulted in the birth of their son, Matthew, in 1998.

In March 2000, he married Sharon Loginov in Pierson, Florida. Larry Wayne III (Trey), Tristen, and Shea were their three sons. They divorced in November 2012. After that, he began dating Taylor Higgins. Taylor is a former Playboy model. They tied the knot on June 14, 2015.

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Caption: Chipper with his wife Taylor (source: ABTC)

Cutler Ridge Jones, their son, was born in Atlanta on January 11, 2017. Also, Cooper is their second son, who was born on August 9, 2018. They’re still married and share a home.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Enhancing his body measurements, he has maintained a fit and healthy body as an athlete. talking of his height and weight, Chipper is 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters tall and weighs around 95 kg. Likewise, he has salt and pepper-colored hair and a pair of blue eyes.

When it comes to his social media availability, he is a verified user on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 225k followers on Facebook, over 171k followers on his Facebook account, and a huge 1.1 million follows on his Twitter account.