*Larry Wayne Jones, Jr.’ nicknamed Chipper, was born on April 24, 1972 in DeLand, Florida.*Major Leagues’Chipper has played for the Atlanta Braves for his entire career to date. He is considered one of the game’s best all-around hitters, and one of the best switch hitters in history. He is the only switch hitter in MLB history to have a .300+ career batting average and 400 home runs.
Chipper made his debut in 1993 for the Atlanta Braves, and has been with them his entire career.
He won the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player Award, as well as the 1999 and 2000 National League Silver Slugger Award for third basemen.
Chipper currently holds the Braves team record for career on-base percentage (.404), and on May 31, 2006, he passed Hank Aaron for second place on the Atlanta Braves all-time career home run list.
On July 5, 2007, he passed Dale Murphy for the Atlanta club record of 372 home runs.