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For the season, he hit .319 with a .510 on-base percentage, a 1.000 slugging percentage, and seven home runs against the Mets.
During the 1999 NLCS, Jones drew the ire of Mets fans by saying, "Now, all the Mets fans can go home and put their Yankees' stuff on." In the playoffs, Jones led the Braves to the World Series against the New York Yankees, in which the Braves were swept.
(born April 24, 1972) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman who spent his entire 19-year MLB career playing for the Atlanta Braves, and all 23 years as a professional baseball player in the Atlanta organization.
Initially a shortstop, he was the Braves' primary starting third baseman for nearly all of the period from 1995–2012.
Jones's average was .277 after 70 games; he was then moved to double-A Greenville Braves where he cut his error total from 56 in the previous season to only 32.
During his time in the Braves' minor league system, Jones was involved in a bench clearing brawl with future Major League stars Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome.
An eight time All-Star, he won the 1999 National League (NL) Most Valuable Player Award, and the 19 NL Silver Slugger Award for third basemen.
He was the MLB batting champion in 2008 after hitting .364.
Before the start of the 2002 season, Jones announced his willingness to move from third base to left field, to make room for the incoming Vinny Castilla.
Thome and Jones would eventually go on to develop a good friendship over the years.