Chipper Jones Homers Twice on His Bobblehead Night


0  Updated at 10:19 pm, August 16th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Retirement? On his own bobblehead night, Chipper Jones homered twice in the Braves (69-49) 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres (52-68) on Thursday night.

The 40-year-old Jones is set to retire at season’s end but gave the 33,157 Braves fans a treat at Turner Field with a two run shot in the first inning and a solo one in the fifth inning to cap off his 2-4 3 RBI night.

“If we have to make some silly bobblehead things to get people in the stands, so be it. Keep doing it,” an elated Jones said, “We get motivated to play every night, but there are certain nights when it’s special, whether certain family members are in the seats, or it’s your birthday, or it’s bobblehead night.”

Jones solo shot in the fifth was right after Jason Heyward had homered.

“You always want to make a splash and bring people to their feet,” Jones said on the night in which he reached 2,700 hits for his career. “This is just another of a handful of games this year that have been awfully special to me.”

The eight-time All-Star began his Braves run on September 11, 1993 and won a World Series title in 1995.

“People tell me all the time they’re coming to games and we hope you’re playing, it’s going to be the last time we see you play,” Jones said before batting practice. “I take that to heart.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Stories You May Be Interested In:

Good Question: Could you get paid to become a drug informant?

22 Feb 2017

Robert Patten,

Facebook is coming to a TV near you

14 Feb 2017

Seth Fiegerman, CNN

Local processing plant suffers $100,000 in damages

21 Feb 2017

Natalia Hepworth,