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Cardinals honor Braves 3B Chipper Jones

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ST. LOUIS (AP)

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones received a framed photograph of himself following through on a swing and a Cardinals jersey signed by Hall of Famer Stan Musial in a ceremony prior to his final regular season game in St. Louis.

The 40-year-old Jones, who is retiring after this year, got a rousing ovation from a packed crowd during the ceremony. He got a standing ovation before his first at-bat on Friday.

Jones idolized Musial as a boy. Two former Braves now with St. Louis, Adam Wainwright and Rafael Furcal, also signed along with Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and chairman Bill DeWitt Jr.

Jones was a career .284 hitter against the Cardinals in St. Louis with 23 home runs and 69 RBIs in 113 games after going 3 for 8 Friday and Saturday.

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