MLB All-Star Chipper Jones Retires to Roswell, GA ‘Bachelor Pad’
Chipper Jones had such a long, stellar and storied run in Major League Baseball, he’s been jokingly referred to as the answer to every baseball trivia question.
Perennial All-Star, league MVP, hitter of 468 homers and a lifetime .303 batting average: There’s barely anything Jones did not accomplish during his 19 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, which is why the Florida native will be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame the moment he’s eligible in five years.
And upon his retirement at the end of the 2012 season, Jones made a move not only out of the Braves’ lineup, but into a newly purchased home in Roswell, GA.
Jones paid $1.22 million for the 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 4,500-square-foot home, which is located not far from the 14,000-square-foot home he shared with his second wife, Sharon, whom he split from earlier this year.
Jones closed on the new house on Sept. 25, just as he was winding up his celebrated final season.
And what a send-off he got. Jones was feted in city after city as fans and MLB franchises showered him in adoration and gifts. That included a grill and year’s supply of sausage from the Milwaukee Brewers. As David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted, it wasn’t a moment too soon for Jones to grab himself a house, since he has so much stuff to store.
I don’t know how we’re going to handle it, but I can guarantee you that grill is going to be full of them,’ he said, laughing. ‘I just bought a new house in Atlanta, and the grill is going to be front and center, right off the kitchen. I’ve got a lot of sausage and a lot of brats coming my way.’ “
The house may be a third of the size of Jones’ former abode, but it does not lack for amenities that will no doubt help the outdoorsman relax. Situated on more than 3 wooded acres, Jones said he intends to ride the ATV he was also given as a gift. And when Jones’ four sons come to visit, no doubt they will love the pool table, the sports field area and the outdoor pool.