The Cincinnati Reds will be paying tribute to the career of one of their greatest foes during a game tonight in Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark.
Atlanta Braves third baseman and future hall-of-famer Chipper Jones will be wrapping up his 19-season career following the 2012 season and this week marks his final trip to Cincinnati as the Braves take on the Reds. The Reds will honour Chipper’s final appearance to their stadium with special decals (or “jewels” as they’re officially called) on the sides of the bases.
Jones, a 7-time National League All-Star, winner of the 1999 NL Most Valuable Player Award, and a lifetime .304 hitter has spent his entire professional baseball career with the Atlanta Braves.
The Cincinnati Reds will be presenting one of the three bases to Chipper, one to the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame, and the third will remain on display in the Reds Hall of Fame.
Major props to the Reds for a classy tribute to a great ballplayer.