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