Chipper Jones Celebrity Life
Born on 24th April 1972, Larry Chipper Jones is a former MLB or Major League Baseball player in America. He was the No. 1 pick overall for the Atlanta Braves in the MLB draft of 1990, as well as, the team’s 3rd-primary baseman from the years 1995 to 2012. In-between (2002 to 2003) though, he mostly played left field. Jones has also been a member of their World Series championship in 1995, which defeated the Cleveland Indians.
The Atlanta Braves retired the player’s number 10 on 28th June and included him in the Hall of Fame of the team. The player’s name was also included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame on 29th July 2018 in his 1st year of eligibility.
Childhood and early life
Born in Florida’s DeLand. Jones’ father was a coach, as well as, a teacher at T. DeWitt Taylor High School. It was the same school where Jones took admission later on and played baseball. Jones’ mother’s name is Lynne Jones. He showed interest in the game primarily because of his dad’s profession as a coach and started playing in Little League teams when he was only 7-year-old.
While Jones was in his freshman year, he played as a shortstop and pitcher for Taylor High School. He was also a team member of an American Legion Baseball team in the locality as the right field in the same year. After completing his freshman year, he took admission to Bolles School located in Florida’s Jacksonville. While playing for Bolles in 3 seasons, the team won a double-A championship at the state level.
Jones was selected by the Atlanta Braves as the first overall pick in the MLB draft of 1990. The Braves signed a contract with a signing bonus of 275,000 USD with Jones.
Minor leagues from 1991 to 1993
Jones was playing with the Macon Braves in 1991, which is the class-A minor league affiliate team of Atlanta. During this time period, he changed his position to 3rd base from shortstop after the organization guided him to do so.
He played his debut game on 11th September 1993 and became the youngest player in the major league to do so. In 1999, the player won the Most Valuable Player of National league after he became the 1st baseball player ever to hit more than .300.
He entered into a deal worth 90 million USD for 6 years in 2000. The player was chosen to play in the inaugural match of World Baseball Classic in 2006. On 22nd March 2012, the Atlanta Braves declared that the player would retire the game after the season of 2012.
His first wife was Karin Fulford whom he married in 1992 but divorced in 2000. The divorce came through after the revelation that Jones had indulged in an extramarital affair with a waitress and had a son with her in 1998. Jones’ second wife was Sharon Logonov whom he married in March 2000 in the state of Florida. The couple had three sons from this marriage.
However, even this marriage did not last and their divorce came through in November 2012. Shortly after his divorce, the former player started dating Taylor Higgins, a former model of Playboy. They got married on 14th June 2015. Jonas and his third wife have two sons as on date.
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