Braves prepare to honor Chipper Jones with sendoff celebration

3:18 PM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) throws to first for an out in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field.
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ATLANTA -- Fans can purchase tickets to a special celebration for longtime third baseman, Chipper Jones' send-off. 

According to the Atlanta Braves, the sendoff will be held on Friday, September 28 during the team's final regular season homestand. 

"In this day and age it is extremely rare that a player of Chipper's stature remains with one team for his entire career," said Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz. 

"We are most fortunate and especially honored to have had him in a Braves uniform for his remarkable 20-year career and we will show him how much he has meant to us."

The Braves say the program will include: first-person articles from his parents, his childhood friend and current agent, BB Abbott, Bobby Cox, Tony DeMacio, who scouted and signed Chipper to his first contract and his high school coach, Don Suriano.

Extra details will be released closer to the date. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Turner Field box office. 

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