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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 April 1972DeLand, Florida, USA
Birth NameLarry Wayne Jones Jr.
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chipper Jones was born on April 24, 1972 in DeLand, Florida to Larry Sr. and Lynne Jones. He grew up in Pierson, Florida, the "Fern Capital of the World". He was nicknamed Chipper when he was young because he looked like "a chip off the old block". He was the number one overall pick in the 1990 Amature draft by the Atlanta Braves. he rose quickly to the majors and got his first start on September 11, 1993. In 1994, He tore his ACL and sat out the strike-shortened season. But he soon regained form and became the 1999 National League MVP. In 2004 his streak of eight straight years with 100+ RBI's ended because he missed playing time with numerous injuries. Chipper has helped lead the Braves to 13 consecutive division titles and a World Series Championship.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jeff K

Spouse (2)

Sharon Logonov (26 March 2000 - present) (3 children)
Karin Fulford (12 September 1992 - 2000) (divorced)

Trivia (22)

Made major league debut on 11 September 1993.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1995 Rookie All-Star Team.
Third baseman/outfielder with the Atlanta Braves (1993, 1995-present).
#1 overall pick in 1990 MLB draft
Is an avid hunter
1999 National League MLB MVP
His children are Matthew (born 1997), Trey (born 2000), Shea (born 2004), and Tris (born 2005)
Played in MLB All Star Games 1996-2003, except 1999
Class A All-Star Team (Baseball America) (Shortstop); 1991
South Atlantic All-Star Team (A) (Shortstop); 1991
Southern League All-Star Team (AA); 1992
Player of the Year (Double-A - Baseball America); 1992
Double-A All-Star Team (Baseball America) (Shortstop); 1992
Silver Slugger (National League) (Third baseman); 1999, 2000
Players Choice Awards (National League) (Outstanding Player); 1999
Players Choice Awards (National League) (Rookie of the Year); 1995
Triple-A All-Star Team (Baseball America) (Shortstop); 1993
International League All-Star Team (AAA) (Shortstop); 1993
Was honored as the Florida High School Player of the Year in 1990
Resides in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Graduated from The Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida and led Bolles to the state championship with a .448 batting average
He and his wife Sharon have three sons, Larry Wayne Jones III (Trey), born in 2000, Shea, born in 2004, and Tris, born in 2005. Chipper has another son, Matthew, born in 1997.

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