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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    A member of the grounds crew readies the field as former Durham Bulls player Chipper Jones returns back to Durham for the first time in over twenty years as his jersey is retired on Tuesday August 20, 2013 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Former Durham Bulls player Chipper Jones is welcomed onto the field by a full house of Durham Bulls fans.....
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    ....thousands of photos are taken as he rides around the warning track in left field...
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/08/20/21/20/374-4XMEf.St.156.jpeg|426
    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    ....the ovation continues in the outfield....
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    ....and the fans remain on their feet as he heads to the riser where his jersey will be retired.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    The scoreboard video screen highlighted a modern phrase not around in 1993.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling (at right) helps former Bulls player Chipper Jones hold up an original section of the Durham Bull sign. Jones was given the memento prior to the jersey retirement.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Former Durham Bulls player Chipper Jones (center) laughs with teammate Mike Potts (left) and pitching coach Matt West after a video highlight reel of his career is played.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Former Durham Bulls player Chipper Jones tells the crowd Durham is the best place in the world to play minor league baseball.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Current members of the Durham Bulls and the grounds crew listen as former Bulls player Chipper Jones speaks to the sell out crowd..
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Former Durham Bulls player Chipper Jones waves to the crowd as he holds up his "jersey" as it is officially retired. Jones is only the fourth player from the Bulls to have a jersey retired.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Jones rears back to hurl the ceremonial first pitch....
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    ....he lets it fly....
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    ....and seems pleased to have hit the mark.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Photographers document Jones leaving the field with his girlfriend Taylor Higgins and a member of the Durham Police Department.
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