Chipper Jones Biography: Wife, Height, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Parents, Weight, Children

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Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr., or Chipper Jones, is a retired American professional baseball player who had a successful career as a third baseman for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 to 2012.

He was selected by the Braves as the first overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft, showcasing his talent and skill on the field for over two decades.

Jones became a beloved figure in baseball history, known for his strong hitting and defensive abilities that contributed to his team’s success throughout his career. 


  • Full name: Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr.
  • Stage name: Chipper Jones
  • Born: April 24, 1972
  • Age: 51 years old.
  • Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Professional baseball player
  • Height: 1.93m
  • Parents: Larry Wayne Jones, Sr., Lynne Jones
  • Siblings: Andruw Jones
  • Spouse: Taylor Higgins (m. 2015), Sharon Logonov (m. 2000–2012), Karin Fulford (m. 1992–1999)
  • Children: Shea Jones, Larry Wayne Jones III, Tristen Jones, Matthew Jones 
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net worth: $90million

Early Life

Chipper Jones was born in DeLand, Florida, on April 24, 1972, to parents Larry Wayne Jones Sr. and Lynne Jones.

His father was a teacher and coach at the same high school that Chipper would later attend and play baseball at, T. DeWitt Taylor High School in Pierson. 

Inspired by his father’s love for the sport and guidance as a coach, Chipper developed a passion for baseball from a young age, starting to play on Little League teams when he was just seven years old.

His family members nicknamed him “Chipper,” seeing him as a junior version of his father, known as a “chip off the old block.” 


Jones had an impressive high school athletic career, excelling in football and baseball.

In 1989, he received First Team All-State honours in both sports, winning a state championship in baseball and being named the tournament’s most valuable player. 

With a.391 batting average and seven home runs, Jones was a star player on the baseball field, maintaining an 11-1 pitching record with a remarkable 0.81 ERA and 107 strikeouts during his junior year.

Despite finishing as state runner-up in his senior year, Jones continued to impress with a 7-3 pitching record, 1.00 ERA, and 100 strikeouts, in addition to hitting 488 with 14 stolen bases.

His exceptional performances earned him recognition as one of the top athletes in his high school league.


Chipper Jones, a baseball player who played his entire 19-year career for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 to 2012, was drafted first overall by the Braves in the 1990 MLB draft.

Living up to the hype, Chipper became a legendary figure for the Atlanta team. 

Throughout his career, he achieved numerous accolades, including being a World Series Champion in 1995, winning the National League Most Valuable Player award in 1999, being an 8-time All-Star, receiving two Silver Slugger Awards in 1999 and 2000, winning a batting title in 2008, holding the Braves franchise record for career on-base percentage (.402), ranking third on the Braves career home run list with 468 home runs, and ranking second behind Eddie Murray for career RBIs among switch hitters.

Chipper Jones concluded his illustrious baseball career with an impressive batting average of.303, making him the only switch hitter in Major League Baseball history to achieve 400 home runs and a. 300 batting average. 

Additionally, Jones holds the record for most RBIs by a third baseman in MLB history. His incredible accomplishments on the field were recognized in 2018 when he was rightfully inducted into the prestigious Baseball Hall of Fame, cementing his legacy as one of the all-time greats in the sport.

Awards and nominations


  • World Series Champion (1995): He was part of the Atlanta Braves team that took home the championship title in 1995.
  • National League Most Valuable Player (NL MVP) (1999): This prestigious award recognizes him as the best player in the National League for the 1999 season.
  • Silver Slugger Award (1999, 2000): He won this award twice, given to the best offensive player at each position in the National League, for his performance at third base in 1999 and 2000.
  • Major League Baseball Batting Champion (2008): 2008 he led the entire Major Leagues with the highest batting average.
  • Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award (2012): This award, voted on by his peers, recognizes his contributions to the game on and off the field.
  • Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame: He earned a place in the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.


  • All-Star: He was selected for the All-Star game eight times throughout his career.
  • NL MVP Voting: His outstanding performance landed him in the Top 10 of the NL MVP voting five times, not just winning it once in 1999.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @realcj10
  • Facebook handle: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A

Personal Life

Chipper Jones, the former baseball player for the Atlanta Braves, had a tumultuous personal life marked by multiple marriages and divorces.

His first marriage was to Karin Fulford in 1992, but they divorced in 2000 after it was revealed that Jones had been involved in an extramarital affair with a Hooters waitress, resulting in the birth of his son Matthew.

Shortly after his divorce from Karin, Jones married Sharon Logonov in March 2000. 

They had three sons together: Larry Wayne III (Trey), Tristen, and Shea, named after Shea Stadium, where Jones had great success. However, their marriage also divorced in November 2012 after separating earlier that year.

Jones resides in Atlanta with his family. His second son, Cooper, was born on August 9, 2018. In addition to his love for baseball, Jones also enjoys deer hunting.

He co-owned the Outdoor Channel’s hunting show Buck Commander with friends and pro athletes Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, Tom Martin, and Willie Robertson

He co-owns and co-hosts the television show Major League Bowhunter on the Sportsman Channel with his longtime friend Matt Duff.

In 2008, Jones launched a charity wine called “Chipper Chardonnay,” with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Miracle League, an organization that helps children with disabilities.

Net Worth

Chipper Jones, a beloved and accomplished American professional baseball player, has since retired with an impressive net worth of $90 million.

Jones left a lasting legacy in baseball, known for his exceptional skills and contributions to the Atlanta Braves throughout his successful career. 

His financial success is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and talent on the field, solidifying his status as one of the greatest players in baseball history.

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