Tuesday, March 31, 2009


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves say they have agreed to terms with third baseman Chipper Jones on a three-year contract extension through 2012 with an option for 2013.

The agreement Tuesday virtually guarantees that the 36-year-old Jones will play his entire career in an Atlanta uniform.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A six-time All-Star, Jones was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1999. His .310 lifetime batting average ranks second among switch hitters, trailing only Frankie Frisch's .316. He has 408 home runs, trailing only Mickey Mantle (536) and Eddie Murray (504) in homers by a switch hitter.
He is the only switch hitter with at least 300 homer and a .300 career batting average.



Nachos Grande said...

It's nice to see a player stick with one team for his whole career - and it's especially rare these days!

RoofGod said...

YYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Tigers acquired Josh Anderson from your Braves yesterday so they could release Gary Sheffield today. Oh yeah good for you keeping Chipper around.

Dubbs said...

I was about to say the same thing - Chipper is of a rare breed, guys like him don't come around too often anymore. Playing your whole career for one team means so much to the city, the club, and the fans. Good for the Bravos, and congrats.

MarieBay said...

zzzzzzz lol

just kidding! (not really)

i still owe you for the cookies.

dayf said...

so happy......