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Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones Jr. was a third baseman who spent his entire nineteen-year MLB career playing for the Atlanta Braves and all twenty-three years as a professional baseball player in the Braves organization. An eight-time All-Star and the 1999 National League MVP, he retired in 2012. Born and raised in Florida, he now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Carroll Rogers Walton is a freelance sports journalist who covered the Braves for nearly twenty years as a beat writer for both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Macon, Georgia, Telegraph. She lives in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and son.

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"Baseball fans will revel in the anecdotes and behind-the-scenes look at the game."
--Booklist "Fans will find a clear, readable old-school account of a player who almost certainly will be voted into the Hall of Fame."
--Kirkus

"Jones, one of the best switch hitters in Major League Baseball history...offers an insider's look into professional baseball."
--Publishers Weekly

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