Christian Koch of KAM South in Atlanta, GA had the opportunity to meet and throw the baseball around with MLB legend, Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones, Jr.
Koch played baseball both in High School, and Division I in College. Like Chipper, Koch grew up around Jacksonville, FL where he first started playing baseball near Jacksonville University as a boy. It was very exciting to meet and then play catch on the field with Chipper!
Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones, Jr. (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. In 2002 and 2003, Jones played left field before returning to third base in 2004. (Excerpted from Wikipedia.)
Koch attended the private event where he had the chance to hang out with Chipper while MLB was filming a TV segment on the final season at Turner Field. Throughout the 2016 season, the Atlanta Braves have been celebrating the memories that made the last two decades at Turner Field such a big part of Braves history. The Final Season at Turner Field is being commemorated with special events, like this one.