Giambi honored to have shared field with Chipper

Giambi honored to have shared field with Chipper

ATLANTA -- With Braves third baseman Chipper Jones out of the lineup Thursday, the future Hall of Famer has likely played his final game against the Rockies. In 124 games against Colorado in his career, Jones hit .323 with 31 home runs and a .607 slugging percentage.

Jones, who announced in Spring Training he would retire at the end of the season, is one of just eight players in the National League who are at least 40 years old. The slugger hasn't slowed down this season, however, hitting .304 with 14 home runs in 91 games.

At 41, Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi is one of the few players older than Jones.

Giambi said he's gotten to know Jones during his 18-year career and has been thrilled to see him have such a successful sendoff.

"I'm ecstatic for him," Giambi said. "That's the way you want to go out. What an incredible last year that he's had. It's been fun to watch him go about his business. It's been a tremendous honor to play on the same field with him."