Braves' Chipper Jones Discusses Plans After Retirement

11:44 AM, Aug 16, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After a 19-year career in major league baseball, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will retire at the end of the season.

11Alive's Brenda Wood sat down with Jones to discuss his career, his family and what he plans to do next.

Jones, who spent his entire career with the Braves, told Wood that he'll miss the excitement of the game and the thrill of "making 40,000 people stand up with one swing of my bat," but also said he's looking forward to spending more time with his four sons.

"The marriage between the Braves and myself has been perfect," Jones said. "Atlanta is my speed ... Who's to say that I would've played as well under intense media scrutiny in a bigger market? This is perfect."

Wood asked Jones to finish a sentence: Chipper Jones will be remembered in Atlanta as ...

"A winner, a mentor, a leader and an all-around good person," Jones replied.

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