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Mlb-asg-2000.svgJones belted the only homer at Turner Field that night (off James Baldwin)—an opposite-field blast (left-center) which tied the game at 1.

For good measure, Chipper (3 for 3) and eventual MVP Derek Jeter were the only 2000 All-Stars to collect three hits.

Of equal importance: Jones also became only the 13th major leaguer in history to homer in his home park during the All-Star Game.

The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 71st playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League.

The game was held on July 11, 2000 at Turner Field in Atlanta. It was the Braves’ second All-Star Game in Atlanta. The Florida Marlins were originally awarded the 2000 All-Star Game in July 1995, but then-MLB Commissioner Bud Selig didn’t like how the Marlins were selling and trading their best players, so he awarded the Braves their first All-Star Game since 1972. The result of the game was the American League defeating the National League by a score of 6–3.

The 2000 All-Star Game was one of the few occurrences in which the manager of the host team also managed the home team of the game, in this case, the National League (Bobby Cox had led the Braves to the World Series the previous year earning the right to manage the National League).

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