Baseball Player Chipper Jones

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 29, 2002

I'd like to know about Chipper Jones, who plays for the Atlanta Braves. Is he married, does he have children?
—A.B. Caver, Texas

It seems as if the 30-year-old outfielder, who is married with two sons, was born to play baseball. Jones grew up in Pierson, Fla. His dad was a high school teacher and baseball coach. Jones started tossing the ball at his dad's practice sessions when he was just 3 years old. As soon as he was old enough, Jones went on to children's minor league and Little League teams. Even when he didn't have games or practice, Jones would play baseball with a friend, sometimes covering every position if there was no one else around. Naturally, he played in high school, first in his hometown and then at a private boarding school in Jacksonville, Fla. In June 1990, he was the first draft pick of the Braves. After learning the ropes in the minor leagues, Jones officially joined the Braves in 1995, helping the team win the World Series. He was voted National League Most Valuable Player in 1999.