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    Aug 14, 2006 - The Braves pound the Nationals, 10-4. Matt Diaz has four hits and a walk in his first 5 plate appearances and ties an NL record by getting a hit in 10 straight ABs. His streak ends with a ground out in the 9th inning. Chipper Jones has four hits, including 3 consecutive HRs for Atlanta.

    Jul 21, 2006 - The Phils top the Braves, 65, as Cory Lidle goes 8 inings for the win. Chipper Jones has a hit to run his hit streak to 20 games.

    Jul 16, 2006 - The Braves beat the Padres, 10-5. Chipper Jones homers in the contest giving him an extra-base hit in 14 straight games to tie a ML record set by Paul Waner in 1927.

    Aug 22, 2005 - Chipper Jones drills a 2-run HR in the 4th against Carlos Zambrano‚ then does the same in the 9th against reliever Kerry Wood‚ and the Braves win‚ 4-2. Tim Hudson is the CG winner.

    Oct 4, 2003 - The Braves stay alive in their series with the Cubs‚ riding a pair of 2-run HRs by Chipper Jones to a 6-4 victory. John Smoltz preserves the win by getting Sammy Sosa on a long drive to centerfield in a bid to tie the score with 2 outs in the 9th.

    Apr 8, 2003 - The Braves got 3 consecutive HRs‚ from Gary SheffieldChipper Jones and Andruw Jones‚ in the 6th inning against the Marlins. It is the 2nd consecutive year that Andruw Jones is part of a back-to-back-to-back HR trio‚ doing it last June 11‚ with Vinny Castilla and Matt Franco.

    Apr 7, 2003 - Gary SheffieldChipper Jones‚ and Andruw Jones hit consecutive home runs in the bottom half of the 6th inning to lead Atlanta to a 3-0 victory over Florida.

    Aug 19, 2002 - Chipper Jones hits consecutive homers in the 8th and 9th to lift Atlanta to a 7-6 win over the Rockies. Jones 2nd homer follows a homer by Gary Sheffield‚ both off Jose Jimenez. Jose tosses just 7 pitches in the 9th.

    Aug 11, 2002 - Chipper Jones strokes 5 hits‚ including a pair of 2Bs‚ as the Braves rout the Astros‚ 13-3.

    May 3, 2002 - The Braves defeat the Cardinals‚ 2-1‚ on Chipper Jones' 2-run HR in the 11th inning. Braves' starter‚ rookie Damian Moss‚ hurls 7 hitless innings for Atlanta‚ walking 7 and striking out 6. He leaves for a pinch-hitter in the 8th with the game scoreless.

    Oct 12, 2001 - Atlanta defeats Houston‚ 6-2‚ to sweep their Divisional Series and move into the NLCS for the 9th time in 10 seasons. Paul BakoJulio Franco‚ and Chipper Jones hit HRs to back the solid pitching of starter John Burkett. The game is the Astros 14th loss in their last 16 postseason games.

    Oct 9, 2001 - The Braves defeat the Astros in the opener of their NL Divisional Series‚ 7-4‚ behind Chipper Jones' 3-run HR. SS Julio Lugo's error sets up the deciding blast‚ as Rudy Seanez gets the victory in relief.

    Oct 5, 2001 - The Braves clinch their 10th straight division championship with a 20-3 rout of the Marlins. Kevin Millwood gives up a field goal in the 1st inning‚ but the Braves score 10 runs in the bottom of the frame. Ryan Dempster allows just one hit but walks 6 before leaving in the 1st. Reliever Benito Baez gives up 8 runs in 1 2/3 IP‚ and OF John Mabry tries his hand in the 9th‚ but gives up 5 runs while recording just one out. Chipper Jones has a triple and grand slam and reaches the 100 RBI mark for the 6th straight year.

    Jul 3, 2001 - The Braves score 8 runs in the 7th inning on their way to a 14-7 victory over the Phillies. Chipper Jones goes 4-for-4 in the contest and scores 5 runs.

    Jun 27, 2001 - The Braves bump the slumping Phillies out of first place in the NL East with a 10-4 win over them. The Phils were 35-18 on June 1‚ and led the Braves by 8 games. Chipper Jones drives in 3 runs and Odalis Perez allows 2 earned runs.

    Apr 27, 2001 - The Braves defeat the Diamondbacks‚ 9-0‚ as Chipper Jones has his first career 5-hit game‚ including a 2B and HR. John Burkett fires a 3-hitter to win easily.

    Aug 22, 2000 - Two position players take the mound in mop up rolls. Catcher Brent Mayne is called upon after the Rockies use 9 pitchers through 11 innings against the Braves. Mayne starts the 12th-setting a NL record for most pitchers in a game-and allows a walk but no hits in a scoreless inning. Mayne‚ who never pitched at any level‚ gets Chipper Jones on a ground out to end the frame. The Rockies score to win 7-6 in 12 innings on rookie Adam Melhuse's 1st career hit. Mayne is the first position player to win since Rocky Colavito on August 25‚ 1968 and the first catcher to win a game since Buck Ewing‚ in 1889. Todd Helton is 1-for-4 and finishes the game hitting .39690.

    Jul 11, 2000 - The American League wins its 4th consecutive All-Star Game‚ beating the National League‚ 6-3. Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Chipper Jones of the Braves each go 3-for-3 in the contest. Jeter takes MVP honors‚ while Chicago's James Baldwin gets the victory.

    Nov 17, 1999 - Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones is named the NL Most Valuable Player.

    Oct 23, 1999 - The Yankees 2-hit the Braves‚ 4-1‚ to take the opening game of the World Series. Orlando Hernandez holds Atlanta to 1 hit in 7 innings for the victory. The Braves' only run comes on a 4th inning homer by Chipper Jones. Scott Brosius has 3 hits for NY‚ while Paul O'Neill drives home 2 runs.

    Oct 1, 1998 - Atlanta's Javy Lopez hits a one-out HR in the bottom of the 9th to tie the Braves' game with Chicago at 1-1. Chipper Jones' base hit wins the game in the 10th‚ 2-1‚ as the Braves win their 2nd in a row.

    Aug 9, 1998 - Atlanta's Dennis Martinez defeats the Giants‚ 7-5‚ for his 244th career victory to set the record for most wins by a Latin American pitcher. Juan Marichal held the old mark. 3B Chipper Jones backs Martinez pitching with 4 hits and 4 ribbies.

    Oct 11, 1997 - The Braves even the NLCS once again on Denny Neagle's 4-hit‚ 4-0 shutout. Chipper Jones knocks out 3 hits for Atlanta.

    Oct 8, 1997 - Ryan Klesko and Chipper Jones homer for the Braves‚ who even the NLCS at a game apiece by besting Florida‚ 7-1. Tommy Glavine earns the win for Atlanta.

    Aug 30, 1997 - Boston SS Nomar Garciaparra goes hitless as the Red Sox fall to the Braves‚ 15-2. The collar brings his 30-game hitting streak (July 26-August 29: .383: 54/141) to an end‚ the longest streak ever for an AL rookie. Guy Curtwright‚ a 30-year-old rookie‚ set the mark with 26 games in 1943‚ his only season. Chipper Jones has 5 runs scored and Fred McGriff has 4 hits‚ including a pair of homers to route Tim Wakefield.

    Jul 5, 1997 - The Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform No. 10 prior to the game with Atlanta. Once the festivities are over‚ the Braves defeat Montreal‚ 5-3‚ with Chipper Jones' 3rd-inning grand slam the big blow.

    Jun 22, 1997 - The Braves power 4 homers in a 9-run 3rd inning to sink the Phils‚ 12-5‚ handing Philadelphia its 8th loss in a row. Chipper JonesFred McGriffMichael Tucker and Jeff Blauser all homer in Atlanta's biggest inning since 1989.

    Oct 9, 1996 - The Braves win the opener of the NLCS against the Cardinals‚ with John Smoltz getting credit for the 4-2 win. Chipper Jones goes 4-for-4 for Atlanta.

    Oct 5, 1996 - The Braves top LA‚ 5-2‚ and sweep their Division Series with the Dodgers. Tom Glavine gets the win‚ while Chipper Jones homers for the victors.

    May 20, 1996 - Led by Chipper Jones and Tyler Houston‚ each with 5 RBI‚ the Braves pound the Cubs‚ 18-1 to make Steve Avery's 5th win an easy one. Houston gets his ribbies when he replaces Fred McGriff in the 5th inning..

    Oct 3, 1995 - Atlanta defeats Colorado in Game 1 of the other NL Division Series‚ 5-4. 3B Chipper Jones homers twice‚ and Alejandro Pena picks up the win in relief.

    Jun 4, 1990 - The Braves wisely select Florida high school SS Chipper Jones with the first pick in the annual free-agent draft. The Tigers follow with Tony Clark and the Phils use the 3rd pick on Mike Lieberthal. The A's use their 14th choice to take the much sought after Todd Van Poppel‚ passed over because of his stated intention to pitch at the University of Texas. The A's change his mind and he signs on July 16th for $1.2 million. Picking 20th‚ the Orioles take Stanford's Mike Mussina. Late in the 6th round‚ the independent Class A Miami Miracle drafts Mike Lansing under a never-before-used rule. The rule will be abolished‚ but Lansing will play two years with the Miracle and make the majors with the Expos. Troy Percival (Angels) and Mike Hampton (Mariners) go in the 6th round‚ Rusty Greer (Rangers) in the 10th‚ and on the 12th round‚ the Twins take SS Pat Meares. The White Sox end up with the best draft‚ taking Alex Fernandez (1st round)‚ Bob Wickman (2nd)‚ Robert Ellis (3rd)‚ James Baldwin (4th)‚ Ray Durham (5th)‚ Brandon Wilson (18th)‚ and Jason Bere (36th). After selecting Carl Everett with the 10th overall pick‚ the Yanks pull 3 winners out of the low rounds: Andy Pettitte in the 20th round‚ Jorge Posada in the 24th‚ and Shane Spencer in the 25th.

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