Chipper Jones timeline


June 4, 1990 – Signed by the Atlanta Braves as the first overall pick in the MLB draft.

April 23, 1991 – Steals third and home for the Single-A Macon Braves in a 10-5 win over the Augusta Pirates. Jones went on to hit .326 with 15 homers and 98 RBI in his first full season in the minors.

Sept. 11, 1993 – Makes his big league debut for the Braves as a defensive sub in a 13-1 win over the Padres.

Sept. 14, 1993 – Singles in his first major league at-bat after pinch hitting for Jeff Blauser in a 10-3 win over the Reds.

March 19, 1994 – Tears the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Missed the entire 1994 season as a result.

May 9, 1995 – Hits first career home run to give the Braves a 3-2 win in Shea Stadium.

Oct. 3, 1995 – Hits two home runs in his first ever postseason game, a 5-4 win over the Rockies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Oct. 28, 1995 – Goes 2 for 3 in Game 6 of the World Series to help the Braves beat the Indians 1-0 and claim Atlanta’s first World Series championship.

July 9, 1996 – Starts at third base in his first of eight All-Star selections and singles.

July 20, 1998 – Hits his 100th career home run, a two-run blast off Cubs starter Kevin Tapani in Atlanta.

Nov. 17, 1999 – Named the National League’s MVP after hitting .319 with 45 homers and 110 RBI.

May 6, 2001 – Hits career home runs No. 199 and 200 in the same game, a 7-5 win over the Cardinals.

Aug. 17, 2004 – Hits his sixth home run in five games, a stretch that included career blast No. 300.

June 16, 2007 – Records his 2,000th career hit with a single against the Indians.

June 5, 2008 – Hits his 400th career homer in 7-5 win over the Marlins.

Sept. 29, 2008 – Wins the batting title with a .364 average.

Aug. 10, 2010 – Tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a game against the Astros but vows to return.

April 8, 2011 – Records his 2,500th career hit in the Braves’ home opener against the Phillies.

March 22, 2012 – Announces his intentions to retire at the end of the season.

July 10, 2012 – Singles in his only at bat as a pinch hitter in the All-Star Game.