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Chipper Jones named Marvin Miller Man of the Year

The retired third baseman was honored with a Players Choice Award on Monday night.

Kevin C. Cox

Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was named the Marvin Miller Man of the Year on Monday night, according to's Mark Bowman.

The Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award is presented annually "to the player who inspires others through his on-field performances and contributions to his community." It is a Players Choice Award.

"I'm honored to accept this award," Jones said Monday night. "I know it's not only for what you do on the field, but more importantly what you do off the field and the lives you affect off the field. You have a tremendous list of players who have won this award in the past and I am happy to be alongside them."

With the award, the MLB Players Trust will donate $50,000 to the charitable foundation 65 Roses. Jones has been working with 65 Roses for 18 years. The charity promotes the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Jones, 40, capped his 19-year, soon-to-be Hall of Fame career this season. The third baseman, who played every season with the Braves, played in 2,499 games and batted .303 with a .930 OPS and 468 home runs. He was the 1999 National League MVP and an eight-time All-Star.

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