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Jones hung around to hold a skills seminar for the younger attendees.

A Park Re-Opens in Honor of Chipper Jones

On June 27, 10213, the City of Atlanta reopened the first of ten parks "gifted" to Chipper Jones to commemorate his retirement from the Braves.
updated 06.27.13

  • Campers from Ben Hill Recreation Center and Atlanta Braves mascot, Homer, hold up ten fingers to represent Jones\
    Campers from Ben Hill Recreation Center …
  • As soon as the picture was over, they swarmed him for high-fives.
    As soon as the picture was over, they sw…
  • And then autographs.
    And then autographs.
  • The Atlanta Braves Heavy Hitters performed before the ceremony started.
    The Atlanta Braves Heavy Hitters perform…
  • They seemed excited to be there.
    They seemed excited to be there.
  • Mattie Logan of the Braves\
    Mattie Logan of the Braves' Tomahawk Tea…
  • Jones with Braves General Manager Frank Wren during opening speeches.
    Jones with Braves General Manager Frank …
  • Jones gave brief words of thanks but ended solidly with "Go Braves!"
    Jones gave brief words of thanks but end…
  • Jones and company cut the ribbon to open the field.
    Jones and company cut the ribbon to open…
  • Yoshi Chapman, a first baseman from Ben Hill Recreation Center, catches the inaugural pitch from Chipper Jones.
    Yoshi Chapman, a first baseman from Ben …
  • Jones hung around to hold a skills seminar for the younger attendees.
    Jones hung around to hold a skills semin…
  • Jones sets the ball up for Antoine Hill, a first baseman with the Adamsville Kings.
    Jones sets the ball up for Antoine Hill,…