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Giants pay tribute to retiring Chipper

Giants pay tribute to retiring Chipper

Giants pay tribute to retiring Chipper
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants honored Chipper Jones before Thursday's game to open the four-game series against the Braves, which marks Jones' final regular-season series in San Francisco.

"I think when you talk about all-time third basemen, Chipper Jones, his name is going to be up there," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's a great player on both sides of the ball, clutch hitter, he's consistent. It's amazing if you look at the numbers how consistent he's been throughout his career. There's really nothing he couldn't do. He could steal a base, play third, he's a switch-hitter, power from both sides, good hitter."

The 19-year veteran and eight-time All-Star has hit .293 in 114 career games against the Giants, and Bochy has managed against Jones since 1995 with the Padres.

"He's had a tremendous career, and I've always appreciated the talent that he's had and watching him play and how hard he plays," Bochy said.

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