Chipper Jones stepped up for his final regular season at-bat in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Braves-Pirates game looking to do something special. As you would expect – he wound up accomplishing that goal.
Jones connected on a line-drive single to right field against A.J. Burnett, earning loud applause from the folks in attendance. He would eventually make his way home following a J.C. Boscan's single – putting the perfect exclamation mark on an already memorable day.
An interesting note from MLB.com on his final sequence: “In fitting fashion, Jones concluded the regular-season portion of his career the same way that he started it. He singled in his first career at-bat off the Reds' Kevin Wickander on Sept. 14, 1993. The first and last hits of his career were separated by 19 years and 19 days.”
The Braves went on to beat the Pirates 4-0. Next up: a wild card showdown against the St. Louis Cardinals.