Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Durham Bulls retiring Chipper Jones' jersey

The Durham Bulls are retiring jersey No. 10 in honor of Chipper Jones, who played for them in 1992.

Jones will be in attendance Aug. 20 for the ceremony.

Jones, before a 19-year major league career with Atlanta, played 70 games for the Class A Bulls in 1992. He hit .277 with four home runs, 31 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

His jersey will be the fourth retired by the Bulls, joining Nos. 8, 18 and 20.

Former manager Bill Evers wore No. 20, while Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan had 18. No. 8 is for Crash Davis, who played for them in 1948 and is the basis/inspiration for the character in the movie "Bull Durham."

Atlanta is beating Durham to the punch. The Braves are retiring Jones' No. 10 on Friday.

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