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Braves’ Switch-hitter Chipper Jones revvs up Winthrop players

Posted By Mike Crowder On February 11, 2013 @ 10:52 AM In State & Local News | Comments Disabled

Retired Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones spoke to a crowd of several hundred people Sunday night during Winthrop University’s 14th annual First Pitch Dinner.  Earlier in the afternoon, Jones got a chance to talk with Winthrop’s baseball team and met with reporters.  He had this to say about his chances of being a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer.

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Jones says he fully realizes there are a lot of Braves fans in South Carolina.

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Jones says his advice to young players today is to have fun and be focused on their goals.

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Jones  played some games at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill during his minor league stint in the early 1990s.  He is considered one of the top five switch-hitters in Major League Baseball history.

 


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