DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story debuts

SportSouth, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story, tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.

ATLANTA — SportSouth, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut "DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story," at 10:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday night.


Narrated by Pete Van Wieren, “DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story” chronicles Jones’ rise to fame and lasting legacy through stories told by his parents and other influential members of his life and career, including Bobby Cox, Hank Aaron, Dale Murphy and John Smoltz.  DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story will re-air throughout the month of March on SportSouth and FOX Sports South.


Excerpts from DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story


"Everybody’s got a platform to stand up and be heard, and my platform was on the baseball field."


--Chipper Jones on playing baseball


 "There was going to be a lot of weight on that glimmer of hopes shoulders, whoever it was…he was expected to be the next superstar. There was going to be that pressure right from the beginning. And that was the case with [Chipper]."


--Pete Van Wieren on Chipper Jones being the first pick in the draft


 "That MVP year wasn’t a fluke; Chip has been an impact guy not only that year but every year."


--Bobby Cox on Chipper Jones' 1999 MVP season


"After watching Chipper play, switch hitting from both sides (of the plate), I thought the Braves found a can’t-miss player if they could sign him to a contract."


--Hank Aaron on seeing Chipper Jones prior to being drafted


DRIVEN: THE CHIPPER JONES STORY

Debut — 3/6 at 10:30 p.m. ET (SportSouth)


Re-airings

3/11 at 10:30 p.m. ET (SportSouth)

3/14 at 11 a.m. ET (SportSouth)

3/14 at 4 p.m. ET (SportSouth)

3/15 at 2 p.m. ET (SportSouth)

3/16 at 8 p.m. ET (Fox Sport South)

3/19 at 4 p.m. ET (SportSouth)

3/21 at 9:30 p.m. ET (SportSouth)

4/1 at 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports South)


DRIVEN, a SportSouth original programming series presented by Cadillac, brings viewers inspiring stories of dedication, accomplishments and success in sports by taking a deeper look at those individuals and organizations with the innate drive to rise up and set unprecedented paths. Upcoming episodes include the stories of Kris Medlen, and Hendrick Motorsports.


The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast — FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth — collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast.


The three networks are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee.


All told, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsCarolinas.com and FOXSportsTennessee.com.