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Braves vs. Pirates: Bucs celebrate Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones' final regular-season games will be at PNC Park, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have honored the 19-year MLB veteran as he closes his career.

The 40-year-old received a commemorative base from Andrew McCutchen as the Atlanta Braves' last series of the year kicked off, although as Bob Cohn of the Tribune-Review writes, Neil Walker had suggested Jones should receive a year's supply of pierogis.

Jones received a hearty ovation from the Pittsburgh crowd before the first at-bat of the series. The third baseman grew up rooting for the Steelers, and has hit .298 with 17 home runs in his career against Pittsburgh -- the least off any NL opponent that was in the league when his career began.

Jones' career will extend for at least another game after he leaves Pittsburgh, as the Braves have earned one of the NL's Wild Card slots. From then on, his career is on win-or-go-home status, as a loss in that game or any of the team's potential playoff series will end the Braves' season and Jones' illustrious career.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.