Chipper Jones

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  • 3B
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 4"/210

Chipper Jones MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.303 468 1623 150 .930

Chipper Jones Bio

  • Full Name: Larry Wayne Jones Jr.
  • Born: 4/24/1972 in DeLand, FL
  • Draft: 1990, Atlanta Braves, 1st rd. (1st overall)
  • High School: The Bolles School, Jacksonville, FL
  • Debut: 9/11/1993
  • Last Game: 10/3/2012
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 8984 1619 2726 468 1623 150 .303 .401 .930

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Chipper Jones Statcast Events

Awards

Chipper Jones Awards

Uniform number retired

Year Team
2013 Atlanta

NL MVP

Year Team League
1999 Atlanta NL

World Series Championship

Year Team League
1995 Atlanta NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1996 Atlanta NL
1997 Atlanta NL
1998 Atlanta NL
2000 Atlanta NL
2001 Atlanta NL
2008 Atlanta NL
2011 Atlanta NL
2012 Atlanta NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
1999 Atlanta NL
2000 Atlanta NL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
1997 Atlanta NL
1998 Atlanta NL
2000 Atlanta NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/19/1998 Atlanta NL
08/04/2002 Atlanta NL
07/02/2006 Atlanta NL
06/08/2008 Atlanta NL

Walk-Off of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2012 Chi White Sox AL

MLB Players Choice Man of the Year

Year Team League
2012 Atlanta NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Player

Year Team League
1999 Atlanta NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
1995 Atlanta NL

Chipper Jones Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1996 .309 14th in NL
1997 .295 19th in NL
1998 .313 14th in NL
1999 .319 10th in NL
2000 .311 18th in NL
2001 .330 5th in NL
2002 .327 5th in NL
2003 .305 16th in NL
2007 .337 2nd in NL
2008 .364 1st in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1995 23 18th in NL
1996 30 16th in NL
1998 34 10th in NL
1999 45 3rd in NL
2000 36 11th in NL
2001 38 9th in NL
2002 26 22nd in NL
2003 27 21st in NL
2004 30 20th in NL
2006 26 23rd in NL
2007 29 20th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1995 86 20th in NL
1996 110 14th in NL
1997 111 11th in NL
1998 107 17th in NL
1999 110 17th in NL
2000 111 14th in NL
2001 102 22nd in NL
2002 100 16th in NL
2003 106 9th in NL
2004 96 20th in NL
2007 102 14th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1997 20 24th in NL
1999 25 22nd in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1996 .923 10th in NL
1997 .850 22nd in NL
1998 .951 13th in NL
1999 1.074 3rd in NL
2000 .970 13th in NL
2001 1.032 7th in NL
2002 .972 9th in NL
2003 .920 12th in NL
2007 1.029 1st in NL
2008 1.044 2nd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1996 .393 12th in NL
1997 .371 24th in NL
1998 .404 9th in NL
1999 .441 4th in NL
2000 .404 15th in NL
2001 .427 7th in NL
2002 .435 3rd in NL
2003 .402 9th in NL
2007 .425 4th in NL
2008 .470 1st in NL
2009 .388 14th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1996 .530 17th in NL
1997 .479 23rd in NL
1998 .547 14th in NL
1999 .633 4th in NL
2000 .566 14th in NL
2001 .605 8th in NL
2002 .536 15th in NL
2003 .517 17th in NL
2007 .604 4th in NL
2008 .574 3rd in NL
2011 .470 22nd in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1995 87 14th in NL
1996 114 8th in NL
1997 100 9th in NL
1998 123 4th in NL
1999 116 7th in NL
2000 118 6th in NL
2001 113 12th in NL
2002 90 22nd in NL
2003 103 9th in NL
2007 108 8th in NL

Walks

Season BB Rank
1995 73 7th in NL
1996 87 6th in NL
1997 76 14th in NL
1998 96 4th in NL
1999 126 3rd in NL
2000 95 9th in NL
2001 98 6th in NL
2002 107 4th in NL
2003 94 10th in NL
2004 84 12th in NL
2005 72 19th in NL
2007 82 11th in NL
2008 90 8th in NL
2009 101 5th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
1996 185 11th in NL
1997 176 11th in NL
1998 188 11th in NL
1999 181 13th in NL
2000 180 13th in NL
2001 189 8th in NL
2002 179 8th in NL
2003 169 18th in NL
2007 173 23rd in NL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
1996 32 23rd in NL
1997 41 6th in NL
1999 41 7th in NL
2000 38 13th in NL
2002 35 21st in NL
2007 42 12th in NL
2011 33 21st in NL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
1996 5 16th in NL
1998 5 24th in NL
2001 5 15th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1995 140 10th in NL
1996 157 14th in NL
1997 157 9th in NL
1998 160 5th in NL
1999 157 15th in NL
2000 156 12th in NL
2001 159 10th in NL
2002 158 6th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1995 524 18th in NL
1996 598 17th in NL
1997 597 11th in NL
1998 601 14th in NL
2000 579 19th in NL
2001 572 24th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1995 602 12th in NL
1996 693 11th in NL
1997 679 10th in NL
1998 707 7th in NL
1999 701 7th in NL
2000 686 12th in NL
2001 677 16th in NL
2002 662 22nd in NL
2003 656 24th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1995 236 24th in NL
1996 317 13th in NL
1997 286 12th in NL
1998 329 10th in NL
1999 359 4th in NL
2000 328 11th in NL
2001 346 9th in NL
2002 294 14th in NL
2003 287 18th in NL
2007 310 13th in NL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
1995 99 13th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2000 7 24th in NL
2001 10 10th in NL

Chipper Jones Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 29, 2012 3B Chipper Jones retired.
June 10, 2012 Atlanta Braves activated 3B Chipper Jones from the 15-day disabled list.
June 8, 2012 sent 3B Chipper Jones on a rehab assignment to Rome Braves.
May 26, 2012 Atlanta Braves placed 3B Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2012. Bruised left calf.
April 10, 2012 Atlanta Braves activated 3B Chipper Jones from the 15-day disabled list.
March 29, 2012 Atlanta Braves placed 3B Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Meniscus tear in his left knee.
July 25, 2011 Atlanta Braves activated 3B Chipper Jones from the 15-day disabled list.
July 23, 2011 sent 3B Chipper Jones on a rehab assignment to Rome Braves.
July 9, 2011 Atlanta Braves placed 3B Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list. Ttorn meniscus in his right knee.
October 19, 2010 Atlanta Braves activated 3B Chipper Jones from the 15-day disabled list.
August 13, 2010 Atlanta Braves placed 3B Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 11, 2010. Torn ACL in his left knee.

Larry Wayne Jones Jr. Bio Info

He and his wife Sharon have three sons, Larry Wayne Jones III (Trey), born in 2000, Shea, born in 2004, and Tristan, born in 2005...Has another son, Matthew, born in 1997...Graduated from The Bolles High School in Jacksonville, FL...Was named the 1990 Florida High School Player of the Year...Led Bolles to the state title with a .448 average...Hobbies include hunting and fishing...Active in Braves' "Reach Out, Be Our Guest" ticket program for disadvantaged youth...Signed by Tony DeMacio and Dean Jongewaard. 2011 In his 18th season with the Braves, logged a .275 (125-for-455) batting average with 18 home runs and 70 RBI in 126 games...Recorded his 1,510th career RBI on 4/27 at SD to move into second place on the all-time switch-hitters RBI list (passing M. Mantle). Eddie Murray is first with 1,917 career RBI...Collected his 2,500th career hit 4/8 vs. PHI with a single in the sixth inning, becoming the ninth switch hitter in MLB history to reach the 2,500-hit plateau...Logged his 1,000th career extra-base hit with a three-run home run on 8/12 vs. CHI, becoming the 35th player in MLB history to register 1,000 extra-base hits...Named to the 2011 NL All-Star team, his seventh All-Star appearance (Injured; did not play)...Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. Marvin Royster on 7//9 to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Was reinstated from the DL on 7/25...Was activated from the disabled list on 7/25 and later that evening left the game after his eighth-inning home run with a strained his right quadriceps muscle. Returned on 8/6 at NYM after missing 10 team games...Ranked ninth among National Leaguers with a .337 (34-for-101) batting average with runners in scoring position. In 40 at-bats with runners in scoring position and two outs, hit .300 with one homer and 14 RBI...Hit .279 (87-for-312) with 14 homers and 48 RBI as a left-handed batter compared to .266 (38-for-143) with four home runs and 22 RBI as a right-handed batter...In 77 games before the All-Star break, hit .259 (75-for-290) with 23 doubles, eight home runs and 46 RBI. Post All-Star break, batted .303 (50-for-165) with 10 doubles, 10 homers and 24 RBI...In 18 August games, went 23-for-64 (.359) with five homers, 12 RBI and a 1.032 OPS...Over his final 35 games of the season (since 8/18) hit .294 (37-for-126) with eight home runs and 15 RBI...Left 6/16's game with a right adductor strain; returned to action on 6/21...Matched his career high for the 17th time with five runs driven in on 6/16 vs. NYM. He collected five RBI with a three-run homer in the third inning, an RBI-single in the fourth and an RBI-single in the seventh. 2010 In his 17th season in the majors, batted. 265 (84-for-317) with 10 home runs, 21 doubles and 46 RBI in an injury-shortened season that saw him compete in just 95 games...Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on 8/10 while making a "jump-throw" from third base to first base after fielding a batted groundball. Underwent season-ending ACL surgery performed by Dr. Marvin Royster in Atlanta on 8/14. Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/13 through the remainder of the season...Set personal career-lows in every offensive category due to his injury-shortened season (excluding 1993 when he was a September call-up and played in only eight games)...Hit .275 (57-for-207) with six home runs and 37 RBI as a left-handed batter and went 27-for-110 (.245) and had four home runs and nine RBI as a righty...In 11 interleague games, batted .350 (14-for-40) with three doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and had five walks and scored six runs...Hit safely in 11 consecutive games, 6/15-28: .385 (15-for-39) with two home runs and 10 RBI. It was his longest such streak since he hit safely in 11 straight in May 2008...In his last 11 games played prior to his injury (8/10 at HOU), was batting .368 (14-for-38) with three home runs and five RBI...Hit his 435th career homer on 8/4 at FLA, a solo shot in the third inning, to take sole possession of 37th place on the all-time home run list...Walked three times on 8/3 vs. NYM, climbing two spots (27th, Jeff Bagwell & 26th, Hank Aaron) to 25th place on the all-time walks list. He trails W. Boggs by eight...Hit his 431st career homer and his 200th at Turner Field, where he is the all-time HR leader, on 6/25 vs. DET...On 7/21 vs. SD, made first start since leaving 7/16's game vs. MIL with a mild left hamstring strain in the seventh inning...Was bothered in early June with inflammation in his right ring finger...Matched career high (12th time) with two fielding miscues 4/23 at NYM. His last two-error game came 9/10/09 at HOU and previous to that, 3/31/03 vs. MON...Returned to the lineup on 4/12 at SD after missing the SF series (three games) with a strained right oblique. He suffered the injury on 4/8 vs. CHI. 2009 Since his average peaked at .335 on 6/9, he hit just .230 (75-for-327) over the last 95 games to drop his season average to .264...His 101 walks ranked fifth in the National League...Hit .333 (38-for-114) with five home runs and 53 RBI with RISP...From the right side of the plate, he hit .289 (46-for-159) with nine home runs and 33 RBI. As a lefty he hit just .252 (83-for-329) with nine home runs and 38 RBI...The Braves were 15-11 in games he did not start...Tied his career high with five RBI vs. MIL on 6/7. Hit two home runs and his four hits that game were season highs...During his season-best nine-game hitting streak from 5/12-24, hit .444 (12-for-27) with two doubles, one home run and five RBI...Hit two home runs on 6/7 vs. MIL, his first home run tied Darrell Evans for 42nd place in all-time HR leaders, passed Evans with his second home run that game...Tied his career high with four walks on 4/28 vs. STL...Signed a contract extension on 3/31 during spring training. Is signed through 2012, with an option for 2013. 2008 Led the Major Leagues with his career-high .364 average, seven points ahead of STL's Albert Pujols (.357). ...Finished with a .399 average at Turner Field, the highest single-season home batting average in Atlanta Braves history. He had the second highest Atlanta single-season batting average behind only Rico Carty, who batted .366 in 1970. ...Hit over .300 against all NL East opponents: .457 vs. PHI, .456 vs. FLA , .357 vs. NYM and .317 vs. WSH. ...Hit over .400 in three different months: .422 in April, .417 in May and .408 in September. ...Had a nine-game hitting streak snapped on 9/19 vs. NYM (16-for-35, .457) when he went 0-for-3 and left the game in the sixth with right shoulder inflammation. ...Had his streak of reaching base safely via hit, walk or HBP snapped at 41 games on 9/19 when he went 0-for-3. The streak dated back to 7/11 at SD; It was the third-longest such streak in the majors. ...Pounded his 407th career home run on 9/10 vs. COL, tying him with Duke Snider for 42nd on the all-time HR list. ...Despite his injuries, he tied for the team lead with 44 multihit games. ...Atlanta was 12-22 in 34 games he missed & 17-26 in games he did not start. ...8/26 marked his 2,000th career game, making him the all-time Atlanta leader in games played, and just the third Brave to reach 2,000 (Aaron-3,076 & Mathews-2,223). ...From 6/20-8/8, missed 24 games due to injuries (strained right quad, 6/20-29 and a left hamstring strain that required a DL stint, 7/24-8/8). ...Won the All-Star balloting for the fourth time in his career (sixth overall) and the first time since 2001, as a starter at 3B for the Mid-Summer Classic. ...Passed E. Mathews (2,201) for second on the franchise hit list with a pair of hits on 6/2 vs. FLA. H. Aaron is first in franchise history with 3,600 hits. ...Clubbed his 400th HR with sixth-inning shot off FLA's R. Nolasco on 6/5. ...Missed 6/8 vs. PHI with a small tear in his right quadriceps muscle and 6/13 at LAA after suffering a contusion below his left eye during BP at LAA. ...In May, hit .417 (40-for-96), with 21 runs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 24 BB, 9 Ks. ...Had his 15th career five-RBI game on 5/4 to go with three hits (incl. a HR). ...Hit .410 with a 1.145 OPS and eight homers in April. Became just the third player in the last 10 years to hit at least .410 in April, joining Barry Bonds in 2004 (.472) and Vladimir Guerrero in 2000 (.410). ...Hit two homers 4/17 for the second straight game, the second time in his career he's had consecutive multihomer games (7/6-7/03). It was his 38th career multi-homer game. ...Went 3-for-3 with his 7th HR 4/24 vs. FLA - his 36th birthday. His four birthday homers rank 4th behind the five hit by Al Simmons, Derrek Lee and Alex Rodriguez. ...Had his first four-hit game since 8/14/06 at WSH on 4/17 at FLA to go along with a pair of home runs. ...Missed 4/26-27 at NYM with mid-back spasms. ...Left 4/20 vs. LAD game after the fifth inning when he re-aggravated his strained right quadriceps injury. He returned to the lineup 4/21. ...Was in the opening day lineup for the 12th consecutive season (since 1997), one shy of Dale Murphy's Atlanta record of 13 straight years (1978-90). 2007 Chipper made just one trip to the disabled list and as a result was able to play in 134 games (most since 2004) and get 513 at-bats (most since 2003) leading to another impressive season from the switch-hitting third baseman. He had a career-high .337 batting average, finishing second to COL's M. Holliday (.340) for the NL batting crown. He also had a career-high 42 doubles. Scored 100 runs for the eighth time in his career and broke the 100-RBI mark for the ninth time (first since 2003). This was his sixth 100+ RBI season as a third baseman, which is second to Mike Schmidt (eight times) in NL history...Chipper is now tied with Schmidt's nine times overall for the most among NL players who were primarily third basemen in their careers. Collected 2,000th career hit 6/17 at CLE w/ a 2nd-inning single off F. Carmona. With his 400th double on 7/6 at SD, became the third switch-hitter in history to collect 2,000 hits, 400 doubles and 350 home runs (E. Murray & C. Davis). Hit his 386th career HR 9/27 at PHI, passing Dwight Evans for 49th all-time. Returned 9/14 after missing three games 9/10-12 w/ a strained right oblique. Activated from DL on 6/13 (missed 19 games with bruised hands) and had three hits. Was 125-for-353 (.354) afterward and hit safely in 74 of his 91 starts. Hit safely in 108 of 134 games played this season. Over his last 163 games, dating back to 8/13/06, he has hit .330 with 40 HR and 129 RBI while making just 13 errors. Chipper led all NL qualifiers with a 1.029 OPS (.604 SLG/.425 OBP). Ranked amongst the NL leaders in multiple categories: first in avg. vs. RHP (.378, led majors), second in batting avg. (.337), avg. on the road (.353) and avg. at night (.356), third in OBP (.425) and SLG (.604), eighth in runs (108) and tied for ninth in x-base hits (75). Led the majors in hitting against RHP with a .378 avg. and had 22 HR and 74 RBI. Against LHP, he hit .274 with 7 HR and 28 RBI. Led the Braves with 33 multi-RBI games and tied for second on the team with 46 multi-hit games. Was second on the team with 12 GWRBI. Had three hitting steaks of 10-or-more games: 4/20-5/2 (.353-6-14, 12 games), 7/16-25 (.415-2-10, 10 games) and 8/5-16 (.400-2-11, 10 games). Hit .350 vs. NL East opponents with 19 HR, including a .382 avg. vs. FLA and .419 avg. vs. WSH. Moved to SS in the 8th inning on 8/2 vs. HOU, his first time at SS since 6/18/00. Went 3-for-6 with a career-high tying 5 RBI on 8/23 at CIN (second 5 RBI game of the year and 14th in his career). On 7/29 at ARI went 1-for-1 with 5 RBIs (had a three-run double and two sac. flies). His two homers on 7/5 at LAD moved him past Dale Murphy for first in Atlanta history with 372. It was his second multi-homer game of 2007 and 36th career. It was also the sixth time he homered from both sides of the plate (last: 7/5/00). The sixth-inning homer was the game-winning run. Had back-to-back four-RBI games 6/27 vs. WSH & 6/29 at FLA (first time since July 2003). Missed 6/22 game vs. DET with a strained right adductor, but returned 6/23 with his first HR since 5/19 [2] at BOS. He hit .386 (17-for-44) in between home runs. Was ejected by third base umpire Bob Davidson on 5/6 vs. LAD. Had his first of two mult-homer games of the season on 5/1 vs. PHI (35th career). 2006 Was limited to just 110 games due to injury, but still compiled a typical "Chipper Jones" season...Batted .324 with 28 doubles, 26 homers, 86 RBI and 87 runs scored, despite three stints on the disabled list. Accumulated just 411 total at-bats (477 plate appearances)...His .324 batting average would have ranked sixth in the NL if he had qualified...Batted what would have been a National League-leading .355 on the road and .283 at home...Hit .332 vs. RHP and .293 vs. LHP. His average vs. righties ranked fourth in the NL...Posted a .340 average in night games (NL high) and .282 in day games...Reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP in 100 of his 110 games and hit safely in 85 games...His various injuries included a sprained right ankle (April), a strained left oblique muscle (July and September) and a sore toe on his right foot (September)...Hit his 351st career homer on 8/26 vs. WSH, moving him past Chili Davis for third place all-time among switch hitters (Mantle-536, Murray-504)...Posted his first career three-homer game and 34th career multi-homer game on 8/14 at WSH. Became just the third Brave to homer in three straight at-bats in the same game...Saw his career-high 20-game hitting streak snapped on 7/26 vs. FLA (42-for-82, .512, 8 HR)...Matched Paul Waner's 1927 record of collecting an extra-base hit in 14 straight games, 6/26-7/16...Passed Dale Murphy (1,901) for first in Atlanta history in hits on 7/15 at SD...Was named NL Player of Week (ending 7/2) after hitting .500 (12-for-24) with three HRs, a league-leading 24 total bases and league-tying 1.000 slugging percentage...Hit his first career pinch-hit homer in the 8th inning 7/2 off BAL's S. Rleal...Had four hits and two steals in a game for just the second time in his career on 5/24 at SD...Went on the 15-day DL on 4/10 with a Grade 1 sprain of his right ankle and a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee...Went 6-for-17 with two HRs for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. 2005 Batted .296 with 30 doubles, 21 homers and 72 RBI in an injury-shortened season (109 games). ... Batted .339 at home and just .254 on the road. ... Posted a .397 (23-for-58) average in Close & Late situations. ... Hit safely in 37 of his last 52 starts (since 7/26), and batted .321 (59-for-184) with 13 HRs, 43 RBI and 18 multi-hit games in that span. ... Went on the DL on 6/6 and missed 37 games with an injured ligament in his left foot. He originally injured the ligament while rounding third base on 4/24. ... Came off the DL on 7/18 at SF and snapped an 0-for-18 slump (the second-longest of his career) with a homer in his first at-bat (his first HR since 5/15). ... Went 3-for-3 with a HR (#3) and four RBI on 8/2 at CIN before leaving the game in fourth inning with a posterior strain to his right rotator cuff. ... Had all four Braves RBI on a pair of two-run HRs 8/22, including one off K. Wood in the ninth to snap a 2-2 tie. It was his 31st multi- HR game (first in '05). ... His two-out, two-run homer in the ninth on 9/11 at WSH was his 11th GW-RBI. ... Had his season-high 10-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-2 game 9/12, leaving the game with a strained left quad. ... Had second multi-HR game of the year (32nd career) on 9/15 at PHI to go with a career-high tying 5 RBI. His third-inning HR was his 1,800th career hit. ... His bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning on 9/20 was his 1,000th career walk. ... 2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Had two hits and two RBI, including his 13th career postseason home run and ninth in Division Series play in the first inning of Game 1, off Andy Pettitte. The nine Division Series homers is an all-time record, breaking a tie with Juan Gonzalez and Bernie Williams...Had three walks and went 1-for-6 in Game 4. 2004 Missed 25 games in an injury-shortened season and fell short of 100 RBI (96) for the first time since 1995. Chipper's streak of eight straight 100-RBI seasons ties him with Mel Ott (1929-36) and Willie Mays (1959-66) for second most in NL history. Sammy Sosa did it nine straight years (1995-2003)...Had career lows in batting avg. (.248), runs (69) extra-base hits (51), doubles (20) and stolen bases (2)...Struggled in the first half, batting just .214 with 12 homers and 34 RBI, but was strong after the All-Star break, posting a .278 average with 18 homers and 62 RBI. Ranked fourth in the NL in RBI after the break...Reached 25 HRs for the seventh straight season, tying Hank Aaron's club record for consecutive 25-homer seasons; hit 20 HRs for the 10th straight year...Homered 4/16 and 4/17 before leaving 4/18 game with a strained right hamstring after chasing Luis Castillo's triple to left-center...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list 4/26 (retroactive to 4/19) with a strained right hamstring. Missed 16 games (Braves went 6-10) and it was his third trip to the DL in his career...Had one-game rehab stint at Rome (A) and was activated from the DL on 5/8...His sixth-inning HR 6/9 at DET was the longest ever at Comerica Park (453 ft.) and snapped an 0-for-14 spell. Also clubbed a 448- foot homer 6/10 at DET...Started 6/15 game at third base for the first time since 10/21/01 vs. ARI in the NLCS...Tied for the team lead with 18 RBI in July...Went 2-for-4 with a season-high four RBI on 7/5 vs. MON (at PR)...Had second three-hit game of the year on 7/15 and had his third on 7/18, including a triple, home run and a season-high tying four RBI...Tied Herman Long (996) for 7th in franchise history in runs scored on 7/19...Scored his 1,000th run in his career 7/31 vs. NY...Homered in five straight games, 8/13-17, matching the franchise record; was the first Brave to do so since Ozzie Virgil, 5/12-16/87...Had first multi-HR (one was a 450-ft shot) game of the season 8/14 off STL's Jason Marquis. It was his first since 7/7/03 at NYM...Picked up 1,000th career RBI on fourth-inning homer off STL's Danny Haren on 8/15...Hit 300th career HR 8/16, becoming the fifth switch hitter to reach the mark...Had second multi-homer game of '04 and 30th of his career on 8/25 vs. COL...Batted .337 (34-for-101) in August, with team highs in HRs (11) and RBI (29)...He and his wife Sharon gave birth to their second son (Shea Logan) on 8/30...Hit 30th HR on 9/22 vs. CIN. 2004 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.):Went 4-for-20 with three walks in five games... Had no extra-base hits or RBI in the series. 2003 Earned 5th straight Rawlings Gold Glove, committing 3 errors in 412 total chances...Selected by fans in an Internet vote, as 30th man on National league All-Star team...Became 11th player in NL history to hit home runs in Had 106 RBI to become the 4th player in NL history to post 8 straight seasons of at least 100, joining Mel Ott, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa (Sosa recorded his 9th straight 100+ RBI season in 2003)... Moved past Hank Aaron (897) into 2nd place on the all-time Atlanta RBI list with 943; Dale Murphy is 1st with 1,143... Hit .362 (55 x 152) with 9 HR and 38 RBI in last 44 games, starting Aug. 12... Hit 2 HR in 2 consecutive games for 1st time in career July 6 vs. Expos and July 7 at NYM; has 28 2-HR games in career... Had 2 walk-off homers: May 27 vs. Cin and Sept. 5 vs. Pit (1st game). .. Reached base in 8 straight plate appearances May 15-16 at SD (2 hits, 5 walks, 1 HBP)... Ranked 9th in NL with a .402 OB%, T9th with 106 RBI and T10th with 94 B... Homered in 3 straight games Aug. 12-14 vs. Padres... Went 3 x 4 with 2 2B, a HR and a season-high 5 RBI Aug. 22 and 4 x 4 with 2 2B and 2 RBI Aug. 24 at Colorado... Completed 2nd season as full-time left fielder...2003 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Chi.): Led the team with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 5 games vs. the Cubs...In Game 4, he hit two-run homers in the 5th and 8th innings to give the Braves a seriestying 6-4 win. It was his first two-HR postseason game since his playoff debut in Game 1 of the 1995 Division Series; it was the first time he homered from each side of the plate in a postseason game...Had an RBI both Game 1 and Game 2 on groundouts.perform the feat is Boston's Bobby Lowe in 1894...Had 2 other 2-HR games, May 10 vs. SD and June 8 at Texas; now has 16 in career...Had 1st 3-HR game of career Sept. 25 at Phi, the 1st by a Brave since Jeff Blauser hit 3 on July 12, 1992, at Chicago...Hit at least 30 homers (35) for 3rd consecutive season; only Braves center fielder to do that more times in a row is Dale Murphy (4, 1982-85)...17 of last 30 hits went for extra bases (9 HR, 8 2B)...Batted .359 with 8 HR and 18 RBI in September...Had an 11-game hitting streak (.422-6-16) June 1-11, a 9-game streak (.417-2-4) Aug. 2-11, and another 9-game streak (.382-5-9) Aug. 31-Sept. 11 (1st G); last streak included at least 1 extra-base hit in 8 straight games Aug. 31-Sept. 10...Had a season-high 5 RBI May 10 vs. SD...Named NL Player of the Week for June 3-9 (.565-4-10) as Braves went 6-0...Did not start Aug. 3-4 vs. Cardinals (tendinitis, left shoulder), the 1st time he had not started 2 consecutive games since Sept. 27-28, 1997, at NYM; originally hurt shoulder June 26 at Shea Stadium leaping at fence trying to catch jay Payton's HR in 2nd inning...Also missed 2 games Aug. 23-24 at LA after straining left shoulder and right wrist on a diving catch against Phil Nevin Aug. 22 at SD...2002 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (SF): Appeared in all five game of his 7th consecutive Division Series...Hit .316 (6 x 19) with 2 runs, a double and 2 RBI...Had a two-RBI single in the 9th inning of Game 3 to help seal the Braves 10-2 win. 2002 Played left field after spending virtually all of previous 7 years as Braves' regular third baseman...Became 5th player in National League history to reach 100 or more RBI in 7 straight seasons when he drove in Gary Sheffield Sept. 28 at NYM; finished with 100...Mel Ott, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa (who reached it in 2002) hold the league record of 8 consecutive years...Hit .353 with 17 HR and 49 RBI in 71 games after the All-Star break, compared with .307-9-51 in 87 games prior to the break...Hit in 18 of last 20 games (.394-5-17) and 11 of last 12 (.409-2-10)...Finished 2nd in NL with a .369 day BA, 3rd with a .435 OB%, T4th with 107 walks, 5th with a .327 BA and .346 home BA, 6th with a .328 BA vs. right-handers, T6th with 52 multi-hit games and 8th with 179 hits...Reached base in 60 of last 64 starts, beginning July 16, including 28 straight July 16- Aug. 17...Had 3 2-HR games: Aug. 3 vs. Cardinals, Aug. 19 vs. Rockies and Sept. 11 (1st G) vs. Mets; now has 26 2-HR games...1 of 2 homers Aug. 19 came as the 2nd of back-to-back, 9th-inning HRs (the 1st by Sheffield) that lifted Braves from a 6-5 deficit to a 7-6 win over the Rockies; was the 1st time in modern franchise history that Braves had ended a game with 2 home runs...Ranks 4th on Braves' all-time HR list with 253; passed Joe Adcock when he hit No. 240 Aug. 2 vs. Cardinals; Dale Murphy is 3rd with 371...Matched career highs with 5 RBI in that 1st game of DH Sept. 11 vs. Mets and 5 hits Aug. 11 at Hou...Named NL Player of the Week for July 29-Aug. 4 (.526-4-11, 1.158 SLG%, 22 TB)...Reached base in 8 straight plate appearances (1 HR, 2 singles, 5 BB) July 27-28 vs. Phillies...2002 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (SF): Led the Braves, reaching base 10 times in his five games vs. the Giants (5 hits, 5 walks)...He started the scoring with a 1st inning-RBI single in Game 2, a 7-3 Atlanta win. 2001 Hit a career-high .330, aided by a .419 (39 x 93) stretch from Sept. 1 to the end of the season...Became the first third baseman in Major League history to reach at least 100 RBI in six consecutive seasons...Hit .376 (41 x 109) vs. LHP...Hit .319 (36 x 113) with 7 HR with RISP...Hit .347 with 20 HR and 54 RBI while batting third, .309 with 18 HR and 48 RBI while batting fourth...During the long September road trips from 9/3-9/28 he hit 18 x 41, .439, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 7 R, 3 2B, 1 SB...Hit his second grand slam of the season and 6th of his career October 5 vs. Florida...Had five RBI in that game to tie his career high set five other times...His 2-RBI single vs. Phil. on October 4 marked his 1st RBI without hitting a home run since the 1st inning of the Sept. 1 game vs. Chi.; had been 0x2 with 4 walks with RISP in the 22 games in between...Ended the season with a 7-game hitting streak (11 x 22, .500, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R)...Had a seasonhigh 14-game hitting streak (21 x 49, .429, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 4 2B) Aug. 31-Sept. 22...Hit .358 in last 95 games (128 x 358, 21 HR, 56 RBI, 65 R, 21 2B, 3 3B), starting June 11 at Toronto...Started in LF Sept. 5 at Mtl, his first start there since July 6, 1997, also at Mtl; last played in LF July 26, 1997, at Cinci; started 8 games in LF in 2001...Has 22 LF starts in career (13 in '95, 1 in '97, 8 in '01)...Led the NL with a .349 road BA, 5th with a .376 BA vs. LHP, 5th with a .330 BA, T6th with 98 walks and 7th with a .427 OB%, T8th with 189 hits, 8th with a .605 SLG%, T9th with 38 HR, and 9th with 55 multi-hit games and 9th with 346 total bases...His Aug. 15 HR at Colorado off the Rockiesb Mike Hampton was his fifth career grand slam...Went 4 x 4, including 2 HR, and scored 5 runs July 3 vs. Phillies; the 2-HR game was the 23rd of his career, including 5 this year: April 24 at Hou, May 6 vs. St.L, May 29 vs. Expos, June 9 at NYY, and July 3...His 5 runs scored in the July 3 game tied an Atlanta record, held by himself (Aug. 30, b97); Kenny Lofton (April 14, 1997); and Lonnie Smith (May 6, 1989)...June: 28 G, 38 x 105, .362, 7 HR, 22 RBI...Other monthly BA's: April-.356, May-.188, July-.323, August-.320, Sept./Oct.-.421...Two homers May 29 off Exposb Matt Blank marked his first 2 off a LHP in b01 (had 7 HR off lefties); 5 RBI that game matched his career best (5th time)...Has four two-HR games off left-handers in career...Hit 8 HRs with 14 RBI in 12 Gs April 24-May 6...Went 20 x 38 (.526), with 4 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, 7 BB on road trip April 20-29 to Phi-Hou-Az...His 5-hit game April 27 at Az is a career-best.

2001 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Hit game-turning three-run home run off Billy Wagner in the Braves 7-4 game one win...Hit .444 (4 x 9) with a team-high two home runs and five RBI...Hit a two-run home run off Octavio Dotel in the 8th inning of game three...It was his 10th career postseason home run...NLCS: Went 5 x 19 (.263) with a run and two RBI vs. Arizona...Went 2 x 4 in game one off Randy Johnson. 2000 Followed up MVP season of 1999 by becoming just the 2nd third baseman in baseball history to post 5 straight 100-RBI seasons finishing with 111; the other was the Pirates' Pie Traynor from 1927 through 1931...Posted a .323 average at home with 18 HR and 69 RBI, almost 30 points higher than his road average (.299)...Struck out a career low 64 times; had averaged 92 K the previous five seasons...Hit 2 homers off Randy Johnson Sept. 5, exactly one year after performing feat against Johnson in Turner Field (only player to have more than one multihomer game against Johnson)...Added another HR against Johnson Sep. 15 at Arizona; now has three 2-HR games vs. lefties in his career, the other coming against Kirk Rueter Aug. 20 at SF...Sept.: .370, 6 HR, 17 RBI...August: .239, 6 HR, 15 RBI, .289 OBP, worst month since June 1998 when he posted a .223 average with 3 HR and 18RBI...Reached the 30-HR mark for the 4th time in his career...8 of last 11 homers came off lefties...Had 12 HR in 130 AB vs. LHP this year (one every 10.8 AB)...Had 15 HR in 142 AB (one every 9.5 AB) off left-handers in 1999...Had only 12 homers in 678 lifetime AB (one every 56.5 AB) against lefties before '99...Had six two-HR games this year (April 12 at Chi, May 14 at Philadelphia, June 20 vs. Cubs, July 5 vs. Expos, Aug. 20 at SF and and Sep. 5 at AZ) and 18 in career...Four hits Aug. 20 at SF match his season- and career-highs...Also had 4 hits Aug. 14 vs. Padres...Has 16 four-hit games in career...9th inning single Aug. 18 at SF was career hit No. 1,000...Finished 1st in majors with a .415 BA vs. LHP and 8th hardest to fan 10.9 PA/K...Agreed to terms Aug. 17 on a 6-year contract extension, with 2 option years...Went between July 18 and Aug. 12 without a homer...Fell into 0-for-last-23 slump Aug. 3 (last AB) until last AB Aug. 9 at Cinci; drought was longest of career...Played in his fourth All-Star game (second as a starter), going 3 x 3 with a solo HR...Reached base in 18 straight games July 13-Aug. 1...Hit .313 with 21 HR and 57 RBI before All-Star break in 1999...Finished "first half" this year at .320-22-68...Homered from both sides of plate July 5 for 2nd time this season (other May 14 at Phi) and 5th time in his career (3 times in '99)...Had a career-high 19-game hitting streak June 1-21 (26 x 71, .366, 7 HR, 20 RBI)...The streak, tied for the 8th -longest in the majors this year, was stopped June 22 by Cubs...June: .385, 35 x 91, 8 HR, 24 RBI...Started at SS June 13 at Pit for the first time since Sept. 29, 1996, at Montreal...Started at SS two more times after June 13...Hit 20 solo homes runs...Went 1x11 (.091) with 7 RBI with the bases loaded...Had 5 hits in 21 at-bats with 2 RBI, batting cleanup...2000 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series: Went 4 X12 with 1 2B, 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 games... His RBI single in first inning of game 2 at St. Louis gave Braves their only lead of series 1999 Named MVP by the BBWAA. Was first on 29 of the 32 ballots and earned 432 points to outpace runner-up Jeff Bagwell of Houston by 156 points. He is the first third baseman to win the award since 1991 when another Atlanta Brave, Terry Pendleton, was honored. Became the third switch hitter in the 1990's to be named MVP, joining Pendleton and the Padres Ken Caminiti in 1996. Became the first Major League player in history to hit .300 (.319), score 100 runs (116), have 40 doubles (41 - tying his Atlanta mark set in 1997), hit 40 HR (45), drive in 100 (110), have 100 walks (126) and steal 20 bases (25). Offensive prowess earned him his first Silver Slugger Award. Named Major League Position Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Star by Baseball America. Also named to TSN's National League All-Star team and the AP All-Star Team. Set the NL record for most home runs by a switch-hitter when he hit two on September 21 vs. the Mets to give him 43; Todd Hundley held the mark when he hit 41 in 1996. Mantle holds the Major League record with 54 in 1961. Is the first Brave to post 4 straight 100-RBI seasons since Dale Murphy 1982-85. The first Brave to score at least 100 runs in four straight seasons since Hank Aaron did it 13 consecutive times from 1955 through 1967. Set Atlanta record with 87 extra base hits, breaking Aaron's mark of 79 in 1967. Aaron holds the franchise mark of 92, set in 1959. Drew at least 1 walk in 16 straight games August 19- to September 5, setting a franchise mark and tying the NL record set by the Cardinals' Jack Clark in 1987. Hit .336 in August (36 x 107) with 10 HR and 23 RBI. Reached base safely in an Atlanta-record 39 straight games June 30-Aug. 14. Chipper in '96 co-held the old mark of 34, along with David Justice ('94) and Rowland Office ('76). Finished T2nd in the NL with 87 extra-base hits, 4th with 359 TB and a .633 SLG% and a .441 OB%, T3rd with 45 HR, 3rd with 126 BB, T7th with 41 2B, T10th with 54 multi-hit games, 7th with 116 runs, and 10th with a .319 BA. Finished the season112-for-last-323 (.347) with 30 HR and 69 RBI over his last 94 games, starting June 16 at Houston. Had a 10-G hitting streak July 1-10 (17 x 34, .500, 7 HR, 10 RBI), hit in 21 of 25 games in July (33 x 80, .413, 11 HR, 17 RBI). Had 21 HR in last 55 games after a 21-game HR drought; had 13 HR in 26 games July 2-Aug. 1. Had six two-homer games this year: May 1 vs. Cinci, July 2 at NYM, Aug. 1 vs. the Phillies, Aug. 13 at LA, Sep. 5 vs. the Diamondbacks and Sep. 21 vs. the Mets; now has 12 for his career. May 1 game vs. Cinci marked the first time in his career that he'd homered from both sides of the plate in one game; performed the feat again Aug. 1 vs. the Phillies and September 21 vs. the Mets. .Had 15 HR in 142 AB (every 9.5 AB) off left-handers this year. Had only 12 homers in 678 lifetime AB (every 56.5 AB) against lefties before this season. Led the team with HR vs. lefties. Had four extra-inning GW home runs: May 26 at Milwaukee, July 25 at Philadelphia, August 29 at St. Louis and September 17 vs. Montreal. Set career highs in average (.319), home runs (45), walks (126) and stolen bases (25). Hit .366 with 25 HRs and 59 RBI while posting a .732 SLG% and a .467 OBP at Turner Field. Hit 33 solo home runs to lead the team. Hit over .300 against both lefties and righties, posted a .352 (5th in NL) average (50 x 142) with 15 HR and 35 RBI against lefties and a .308 average (131 x 425) with 30 HR and 75 RBI vs. righties. Hit .349 over the last 3 months of the season, (July, August, September/Oct.) in 81 games (96 x 275), 31 HR, 65 RBI and 17 SB. Hit well in all clutch situations: RISP (.308, 10 HR, 70 RBI), RISP/2 out (.317, 1 HR, 19 RBI) and bases loaded (.333, 5 RBI). Hit .367 from the 7th inning on to rank 1st in the NL with a .484 OBP and a .678 SLG%. Posted a .360 average (36 x 100) when putting the 1st pitch in play to rank 8th in the NL, with 10 HR and 22 RBI. Based on 1000career AB currently ranks 25th with a .301 average, a .394 OBP% and a .529 SLG% among active players. 1999 Post Season Highlights: Division Series: Batted .231 (3 x 13) with 1 RBI. Drew 5 walks. NLCS: Hit .263 (5 x 19) with 2 2B and 1 RBI. Drew 9 BB and stole 3 bases. World Series: Held again to a 3 x 13 showing (.231) with 1 HR and 2 RBI. Solo homer in the bottom of the 4th in Game 1 in Atlanta gave Braves a 1-0 lead which lasted through 7 innings. 1998 Compiled a career year with highs in home runs (34), games (160), hits (188), runs (123) and average (.313). His 32nd home run 9/1 vs. Astros gave him 100 RBI for the season; making him the first Brave to post 3 straight 100+-RBI seasons since Dale Murphy did it 4 consecutive years 1982-85. Became the first Brave to score at least 100 runs in 3 straight seasons since Henry Aaron did it 13 years in a row from 1955-67. His 123 runs are the most for a Brave third baseman in franchise history, eclipsing Eddie Mathews' 118 in 1959. Became the 5th player in franchise history to have 3 straight seasons of at least 20 HR and 100 RBI. The others: Wally Berger 1933-35, Eddie Mathews 1953-55, Hank Aaron 1959-63 and Dale Murphy 1982-85..Finished the year ranked 22nd among active players with a .382 OBP. His 31st homer 8/31 vs. Houston set a career high, surpassing the 30 he hit in 1996. July stats: 27 G, 38 x 96, .396, 8 HR, 19 RBI, .508 OBP and .750 SLG%. Hit career home run #100 on 7/20 off Cubs' Kevin Tapani, which was 26th of season. Had two 2-HR games (4/7 at Pit and 7/1 at TB). Has six 2-HR games in career. Put together four significant hitting streaks during the season: an 11-game 4/10-20 (16 x 41, .390, 5 HR, 15 RBI), a 10-game 6/6-17 (13 x 42, .310, 2 HR, 9 RBI), a 13-game 7/11-24 (19 x 48, .396, 4 HR, 12 RBI) and a 9-game 8/6-15 (17 x 36, .472, 3 HR, 10 RBI). Homer 7/17 off Brewers' Brad Woodall was his first against a lefty since 9/6/97 at SD (Sterling Hitchcock); hit second of year off the Giants' Kirk Rueter 8/7 at SF. Contributed to two last at-bat victories: 8/9 at SF with a 9th inning 2-run single and 6/8 with a 9th inning 2-run HR at TB. Finished T4th in NL with 123 runs, T4th with 96 BB (career high), 5th with a .610 SLG% vs. RHP, 10th with 329 TB, and 9th with a .404 OB%. Named the National League Player of the Week for 4/13-19 for first time in his career (7 G, 11 x 26, .423, 5 HR, 13 RBI). 5 RBI 4/7 at Pit matched his career high (4th time). 4-hit games 4/3 vs. Phi, 4/24 vs. Diamondbacks, 5/23 vs. Cubs, and 8/9 at SF match his career high (has 13 4-hit games in career). Consistent hitter both home and away: home - .321, 17 HR and 50 RBI, road - .305, 17 HR and 57 RBI. Committed a career-low 12 errors at third base. Led the team with 22 solo home runs. Hit .343 against Houston (12x35) and .394 against San Diego (13x33). Produced with the bases loaded with a .500 average in 8 at-bats with one home run and 10 RBI. Struck out 30 times with RISP and hit .288 (44x153) with 8 HR and 57 RBI. Selected to his third All-Star game, started at third and went 0x2 with a walk and 1997 1997:--Became the first Atlanta Braves' third baseman to hit at least 20 HR (21) and steal 20 bases (20) and the first Brave to do so since Ron Gant (36 HR, 26 SB) in 1993...Led the Braves with 111 RBI (career high), runs (100), multi-hit games (54) and multi-RBI games (26)...His 40th double September 16 vs. SF established an Atlanta season record, breaking the old mark of 39 set by Terry Pendleton in 1992 and Jones' season total of 41 were the most by a Brave since Hank Aaron had 40 for Milwaukee in 1965...Jones is only the 12th Brave to have 40 or more in a season... His 5 runs August 30 at Boston established a personal best and match the Atlanta record held by Kenny Lofton (April 14 vs. Cin.) and Lonnie Smith (May 6,1989)...First Braves third baseman with 100+ RBI in consecutive seasons (110 in '96) since Eddie Mathews had 114 in 1959 and 124 in 1960 and first Brave of any position with back-to-back 100+ RBI seasons since Dale Murphy had 100 in 1984 and 111 in 1985...Had an 11-game hitting streak July 25-August 4 and a 13-game hitting streak July 2-17...Belted his 3rd grand slam in 13 games July 10 vs. Mets, setting an NL record for 3 slams in the fewest team games; mark had been held by Giants' Jeff Kent, who had hit 3 slams in 19 games earlier in '97; the 3 slams are the most by a Brave in a season since Hank Aaron hit 3 in '62; Sid Gordon holds the franchise mark with 4 for Boston in '50...Mets, setting an NL record for 3 slams in the fewest team games; mark had been held by Giants' Jeff Kent, who had hit 3 slams in 19 games earlier in '97; the 3 slams are the most by a Brave in a season since Hank Aaron hit 3 in '62; Sid Gordon holds the franchise mark with 4 for Boston in '50...Other grand slams: June 25 at NY and July 5 at Montreal...His 3 SB July 6 at Montreal are a career high...His 5 RBI July 10 vs. NY matched his career high...His four hits June 22 at Philadelphia match his career high...Had 15 stolen bases without being caught this year and 27 straight dating back to last season, before being thrown out July 10 vs. Mets...He hadn't been erased since May 24, 1996 in Pit...Was 20 of 25 (.800) in '97 with a career percentage of .808 (42x52)...Opened Turner Field with first hit and first single off Cub's Kevin Foster in the first inning on April 4...Selected to his second consecutive All-Star team, was 0 x 1...Finished T5th in the NL with 54 multi-hit games, 6th with 41 doubles and 9th with 100 runs. Mets, setting an NL record for 3 slams in the fewest team games; mark had been held by Giants' Jeff Kent, who had hit 3 slams in 19 games earlier in '97; the 3 slams are the most by a Brave in a season since Hank Aaron hit 3 in '62; Sid Gordon holds the franchise mark with 4 for Boston in '50...Other grand slams: June 25 at NY and July 5 at Montreal...His 3 SB July 6 at Montreal are a career high...His 5 RBI July 10 vs. NY matched his career high...His four hits June 22 at Philadelphia match his career high...Had 15 stolen bases without being caught this year and 27 straight dating back to last season, before being thrown out July 10 vs. Mets...He hadn't been erased since May 24, 1996 in Pit...Was 20 of 25 (.800) in '97 with a career percentage of .808 (42x52)...Opened Turner Field with first hit and first single off Cub's Kevin Foster in the first inning on April 4...Selected to his second consecutive All-Star team, was 0 x 1...Finished T5th in the NL with 54 multi-hit games, 6th with 41 doubles and 9th with 100 runs. 1997 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Hit .500 (4x8), with 1 HR, 2 RBI, and 3 walksb&Homer in top of 1st inning of Game 3 at Houston sparked Braves to 4-1 victory and sweep of 3-game seriesb&NLCS: Batted .292 (7x24) with 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 runs, and 2 walk 1996 Followed up '95 The Sporting News Rookie of the Year campaign by posting legitimate National League Most Valuable Player numbers in just his second season...First Brave to hit over .300 (.309), slug 30 HR (30), reach 100 RBI (110), and score 100 runs (114) in one year since Dale Murphy reached these milestones in 1985...Finished tied for eighth in the league in runs scored, sixth in walks with 87, and T10th in on-base percentage at .396...Became the first Braves third baseman to hit at least 30 doubles and 30 home runs since Eddie Mathews hit 31 doubles and 47 home runs in 1953...Proved versatile in the field again, starting at third base (117 games), shortstop (38 games), and right field (one game)...Selected to his first All-Star team...Started the game in place of the injured Matt Williams and went 1x2, 1 R...Had four separate 11-game-plus hitting streaks on the year, including a career-high 18-game hitting streak (26x69, .377, 5 HR, 16 RBI) August 6-24...Had three two-HR games: May 22 vs. Cubs, July 3 at Montreal and Aug. 23 vs. Cubs...Collected a career-high five RBI May 20 vs. Chicago...Had a streak of reaching base safely in 34 straight games May 15-June 24; this tied an Atlanta record...Hit .315 with eight HR and 21 RBI for July...In June, hit .320 with seven HR and 23 RBI...Had four 4-hit games: April 7 vs. Cards, April 24 at SF, May 19 vs. Reds and June 5 vs. Mets...Missed first five days of season after March 25 surgery to remove bone chip from right knee (placed on 15-day D.L. March 30-retro to March 22); activated from D.L. April 6. Followed up '95 The Sporting News Rookie of the Year campaign by posting legitimate National League Most Valuable Player numbers in just his second season...First Brave to hit over .300 (.309), slug 30 HR (30), reach 100 RBI (110), and score 100 runs (114) in one year since Dale Murphy reached these milestones in 1985...Finished tied for eighth in the league in runs scored, sixth in walks with 87, and T10th in on-base percentage at .396...Became the first Braves third baseman to hit at least 30 doubles and 30 home runs since Eddie Mathews hit 31 doubles and 47 home runs in 1953...Proved versatile in the field again, starting at third base (117 games), shortstop (38 games), and right field (one game)...Selected to his first All-Star team...Started the game in place of the injured Matt Williams and went 1x2, 1 R...Had four separate 11-game-plus hitting streaks on the year, including a career-high 18-game hitting streak (26x69, .377, 5 HR, 16 RBI) August 6-24...Had three two-HR games: May 22 vs. Cubs, July 3 at Montreal and Aug. 23 vs. Cubs...Collected a career-high five RBI May 20 vs. Chicago...Had a streak of reaching base safely in 34 straight games May 15-June 24; this tied an Atlanta record...Hit .315 with eight HR and 21 RBI for July...In June, hit .320 with seven HR and 23 RBI...Had four 4-hit games: April 7 vs. Cards, April 24 at SF, May 19 vs. Reds and June 5 vs. Mets...Missed first five days of season after March 25 surgery to remove bone chip from right knee (placed on 15-day D.L. March 30-retro to March 22); activated from D.L. April 6. 1996 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:-- Division Series: Went 2x9 with 1 HR and 2 RBI; 2-run blast in Game 3 capped 4-run 4th inning as Braves completed 3-game sweep over LA, 5-2...NLCS: Caught fire by hitting .440 (11x25) with 2 2B and 4 RBI...Tied NLCS record with 4 hits in Game 1...Doubled in first 2 runs of Braves' 5-run 1st inning of Game 5...World Series: Hit .286 (6x21) with 3 RBI; 3 of his 6 hits were doubles...All of his RBI came in 12-1 rout in Game 1995 Finished second to Los Angeles' Hideo Nomo in the BBWAA Rookie of the Year balloting... Named The Sporting News Rookie of the Year voted on by the players... Jones led all major league rookies in RBI with 86, games played with 140, games started with 135, plate appearances with 600, at-bats with 524 and runs scored with 87... Also, he was second among rookies with 23 HR, 139 hits and 73 walks, and third with 48 extra-base hits... Jones' 86 RBI were one shy of tying Earl Williams' Atlanta rookie record set in 1971... His 73 walks tied David Justice for the team lead and tied for 7th in the National League... His 87 runs scored led the team... Started at three different positions (third base-121 games; left field-13 games; right field-4 games)... Hit his first major league home run off the Mets' Josias Manzanillo May 9 at New York... Slugged four home runs in five days May 9-13 and five home runs in eight days May 9-16.. Twenty of his 23 home runs came as a left-handed batter... Had four hits in a game four times (July 12 and July 24 at Pit., June 20 at Cin., June 6 vs. Chi.)... Hit three game-winning home runs in the 9th inning: May 9 at New York, May 20 vs. Florida and July 5 vs. LA... Had a nine-game hitting streak May 15-24... Hit .299 with RISP (36x121), .327 with runners on third (17x52) and .364 with the bases loaded (4x11). 1995 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Hit .389 (7x18) with 2 2B, 2 HR and 4 RBI... Connected for two homers in Game 1 at Colorado, with solo HR in 9th inning lifting Braves to 5-4 win... Diving stop of Andres Galarraga smash in 8th prevented big inning by Rockies, who settled for one run and a 4-4 tie... Went 3-for-5 in Game 2, including leadoff double in 9th inning to spark rally from a 4-3 deficit into a 7-4 lead... NLCS: Hit Reds' pitching at a .438 clip (7x16) with 1 HR and 3 RBI... Led off 9th inning of Game 1 at Cincinnati with single, and eventually scored tying run on fielder's choice by David Justice, with Atlanta going on to win, 2-1, in 11 innings... Knocked 2-run homer in 7th inning of Game 3, giving Braves final cushion in a 5-2 victory... World Series: Hit .286 (6x21) with 3 2B and 1 RBI... Batted safely in 12 of 14 post-season games (20x55, .364, 3 HR, 1994 Spent the entire campaign on disabled list with a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee ...The injury occurred in a spring training game vs. the Yankees in Ft. Lauderdale March 18 ...Placed on the 15-day D.L. March 20 ...Underwent successful surgery in Atlanta April 4 ...The surgery was performed at Piedmont Hospital by Dr. Marvin Royster, who was assisted by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joe Chandler ...Jones was transferred to the 60-day disabled list May 5. 1993 Named the 1993 Braves AAA minor league Player-of-the-Year ...Named the No. 2 prospect in the International League by Baseball America ...Led the I.L. in hits (174), runs (97), total bases (268) and triples (12) ...Set Richmond club records in at-bats with 536, hits and total bases ... Voted Richmond's Most Valuable Player (Tommie Aaron Memorial Award) ...Named I.L. Rookie-of-the-Year ...Went 1x3 with an RBI as the starting shortstop in the AAA All-Star Game ...Earned I.L. Player-of-the-Week honors for July 18-24 ...Had 51 multi-hit games, including two four-hit games and five straight multi-hit games July 29 -August 3 ... Named Richmond's Player-of-the-Month for May, July and August ...Recalled on September 10 ...Collected first M.L. hit in first M.L. at-bat on September 14 vs. the Red 1992 Played 70 games at A Durham before being promoted to AA Greenville ...Started AA campaign with eight-game hitting streak, June 23-July 1 ...Hit safely in 27 of 28 games from July 21-August 18 (46x104, .442) ...During streak, had at least one RBI in eight straight games from August 7-14 ...Set Greenville franchise record with 11 triples ...Batted .429 with runners in scoring position (27x63) ...Finished season with 33 multi-hit games ...Named Southern League Player-of-the-Week for weeks of July 27 and August 16 ...Named Southern League's top prospect in BASEBALL AMERICA's poll of league ma 1991 Spent season at A Macon ...Named most outstanding M.L. prospect for the South Atlantic League ...Selected as starting shorstop for All-Star team ...Was named Player-of-the-Month for June ..Finished tied for first in the S.A.L. with 104 runs, 2nd in triples (11), RBI (98), hits (154), 3rd in total bases (245) and a .326 batting average. 1990 Began career at Bradenton (Rookie) of the Gulf Coast League ...Batted .229 in 44 games.