Bookmarks Presents 'Chipper Jones: Behind the Plate'

Jones' memoir, "Ballplayer," will be released on April 4.


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Longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is coming to Winston-Salem on April 6. The family-friendly event, to be held at 6 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark, will include a Q&A session with Jones, whose memoir, "Ballplayer," will be released on April 4. Winston-Salem Dash mascot Bolt will also be on hand, while attendees can play games and visit the Kids Zone.

An eight-time All-Star and the 1999 National League MVP, Jones spent his 19-year Major League career playing for the Atlanta Braves, and all 23 years as a professional baseball player in the Atlanta organization. He is the only switch-hitter in major league history to post a .300 or better career batting average and hit at least 300 home runs. Jones retired in 2012, and in 2013, he was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame.

Jones’ first stop outside of New York — and his only stop in North Carolina — after the release of Ballplayer is this event, which is presented by Bookmarks. "Ballplayer" is co-authored by Carroll Walton, a freelance journalist who covered the Braves for the Atlanta Journal Constitution for 20 years. Questions for Jones’ Q&A session with Walton will be solicited that evening or can be sent in advance by e-mailing info@bookmarksnc.org

There are two ticket options: premier admission tickets and general admission tickets. Premier admission tickets are $150 per person and are only available to adults 21 and older. This package includes access to “Chipper Jones: Behind the Plate,” a copy of "Ballplayer" and access to a meet-and-greet opportunity with Jones that begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes dinner, Raffaldini Wine and VIP parking.

General admission tickets include a copy of "Ballplayer" and are $25 per person or $35 per couple. Children under 10 years of age are FREE, while attendees ages 10-17 are $3.50 per person. All children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and their admission does not come with a copy of the book.

Taxes and service fees, along with parking, are included in the ticket price. This event will be held rain or shine, and no refunds will be offered. There is no assigned seating for the program at 6 p.m., and doors open at 5 p.m. Tax deductible donations will be accepted to help teachers and students from Title I schools attend this event.

Order tickets online at bookmarks.org.

Source: Bookmarks

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