Chipper Jones Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Nov 17, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jun 04, 2022
After his retirement as a baseball player, Chipper Jones worked as a color analyst for ESPN in 2020.
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About Chipper Jones

Popularly known as Chipper Jones, Larry Wayne Jones Jr is a retired American Major League baseball player and broadcast analyst.

Chipper Jones was the number one overall pick of the Atlanta Braves in the MLB Draft of 1990. He was their third baseman from 1995 to 2012 (except in the 2002-2003 season).

In 1995, Chipper Jones was a member of the Atlanta Braves team in the World Series Championship who defeated the Cleveland Indians. He won the All-star eight times and won the National League Award for being a valuable player. Chipper Jones retired in 2012 from his career with 468 home runs, 1623 RBI, and a .303 batting average. He spent his 23 years as a professional baseball player and 19 years as an MLB baseball player in the Atlanta organization. Chipper Jones is an MLB consultant as of April 2022.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Chipper Jones' net worth?

The estimated net worth of Larry Wayne Jones Jr. is $ 110 million. In addition to baseball, he has earned $50 million from various endorsements.

How much does Chipper Jones earn per year?

During his career in MLB, Chipper Jones has accrued $168 million as salary alone. His salary ranged from $11-13 million per year. His annual earnings as of April 2022 are not known in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Chipper Jones?

Chipper Jones stands at the height of 6 ft 3 in (193 cm).

How old is Chipper Jones?

Chipper Jones was born on April 24, 1972. He is 50 years old as of 2022. As he was born on April 24, his zodiac sign is Taurus.

Childhood And Education

Larry Wayne Jones Jr. was born in DeLand, Florida, in the United States. He was called Chipper Jones for being a chip off the old block for his father and other family members. His parents are Lynne Jones and Larry Wayne Jones Sr.

Chipper Jones studied at T. Dewitt Taylor High School, where his father, Larry Wayne Sr., was a coach and teacher. Chipper Jones showed an aptitude and love for basketball at an early age, mainly due to his father's position as a coach. He began to play as the youngest player in the little league team from the age of seven.

Chipper Jones went to Bolles School as a sophomore, where he earned the First Team State Honors. He was also a two-way player in football. Chipper Jones was offered a scholarship to play football at the University of Miami, which he accepted full-heartedly.

During his school years, Chipper Jones won many titles and awards. He was the Florida Baseball 
Player of the Year, Regional Baseball Player of the Year, and was inducted into the Athletic Association Hall of Fame for Florida High School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chipper Jones' partner?

Chipper Jones met Karin Fulford in Macon, George, and they married in 1992. They later got divorced in 2000. Afterward, Chipper Jones had an extramarital relationship, which led to the divorce. They have a son named Matthew Jones.

In March 2000, he married Sharon Logonov in Pierson, Florida. They have three children Larry Wayne III, Shea, and Tristen. In 2012, Chipper Jones and Sharon Logonov separated, and the divorce was finalized in November 2012.

Following the separation from his second wife, Chipper Jones started dating model Taylor Higgins, and they tied the knot in 2015. They are blessed with two sons, Cutler Ridge Jones, and Cooper Jones.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Chipper Jones' professional baseball career was long and illustrious. Chipper Jones is known as a baseball player who has played exclusively for one team, The Atlanta Braves, during his entire 19-year career. His lengthy career in MLB resulted in multiple contract extensions, which helped him lead a comfortable retired life.

In 1990, Atlanta Braves drafted Chipper Jones and signed a contract with a huge signing bonus. He played with the Macon Braves, Atlanta's Minor League affiliate, in the following year. After his successful career in Minor Leagues, Chipper Jones played with the Richmond Braves before being called to his Major League debut in Atlanta. As the youngest player, Chipper Jones' Major League career debut was on September 11, 1993. His 1994 season was on the disabled list, as he suffered an injury in his left knee during the spring training.

However, Chipper Jones came back roaring in 1995, leading the MLB rookies in games started, games played, plate appearances, RBIs, at-bats, and runs scored. Moreover, he played in World Series 1995 and helped Atlanta Braves win six games against the Cleveland Indians. In 1996, he was back in the World Series, but the team lost to New York Yankees.

Chipper Jones signed a six-year deal with Atlanta Braves in 2000. During 2002-2003, he played as a left fielder but moved back to the previous third base following a hamstring pull. He hit a milestone in 2004 when he had a victory against San Diego Padres. In 2006, Chipper Jones became hits leader for the Atlanta Braves and all-time RBI leader.

During the 2007 season, Chipper Jones performed his best defensively and offensively. He finished the season in the first position in the National League and sixth in MVP voting highest finish after the award in 1999. After many seasons he had a poor start in 2010, and he discussed retirement with the management of the Atlanta Braves.

During the season, Chipper Jones hit his 400th career home run against Florida Marlins and was titled National League Player of the Week. The next milestone of the successful baseball player was on April 8, 2011, when Chipper Jones hit his 2500th base hit against the Philadelphia Phillies as the home opener of the Atlanta Braves.

Chipper Jones ended his career in 2012, and he has the most career RBI for a third baseman. He also holds the team record of Atlanta Braves for career on-base percentage. Above all, he is ranked third on the Atlanta Braves career home run list.

Charity Work

Chipper Jones is a member of the MLB players trust, donating to charities. The benefactors are the Rally Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miracle League, and Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

The Chipper Jones Family Foundation provided more than $2 million to various charitable endeavors over the past 11 years. He has supported the boys and girls club of Georgia and Florida, Camp twin lakes, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, along with aiding Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Above all, Chipper Jones associates with The Braves Organization and greets and meets, signs autographs, and gives t-shirts and tickets to underprivileged youth to experience MLB games. He also spends his time bringing awareness about prostate cancer, and the campaign is done on Father's Day by MLB, with Jones as the spokesman.

What awards has Chipper Jones won?

Chipper Jones won many prestigious awards like Rookie of the Year in 1993, Outstanding Rookie of the Year in 1995, Award for the Most Valuable Player in 1999, The Silver Slugger (National League Award) in 1999 and 2000, The Bud Hillerich Silver Bat Award for 2008, and Man of the Year ( Marvin Miller Award) in 2012. He is also listed in the Hall of Fame of National Baseball. The Atlanta Braves inducted Chipper Jones into the Hall of Fame of Braves and retired his number 10 jersey on June 28.

Chipper Jones' Hobbies And Interests

Chipper Jones enjoys deer hunting. He was the co-owner of 'Buck Commander,' the outdoor hunting show. He also co-hosts and co-owns a Sportsman channel TV Show with his friend Matt Duff.

Other Interesting Chipper Jones Facts And Trivia

During a winter storm in 2014, Chipper Jones rescued Freddie Freeman, his former teammate who was stuck in a traffic jam. The Atlanta Braves announced a bobblehead night, Chipper Rescues Freddy, to honor the rescue for the upcoming season.

On the day of Chipper Jones' induction into the Hall of Fame, he was joined on the stage by Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, Atlanta Braves president, and former Braves player Dale Murphy.

The values of the rookie cards of Chipper Jones vary between $15 and $1000 and maybe even higher.

A Chipper Jones single autographed baseball is worth $40-50.

Chipper Jones' autographed bats were sold for $2000-4000 from 1919 to 2020.

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Chipper Jones Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Larry Jones Jr

Date of Birth

1972-04-23

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

DeLand

Age

Height

193 cm

Eye Color

Light Brown

Child Star?

yes

Occupation

Baseball Player

Education

The Bolles School

Net Worth

110000000

Partner

Taylor Higgins

Parents

Larry Wayne Jones Sr, Lynne Jones
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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