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Chipper Jones says writing about his troubled past was "therapeutic"

Longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has lots of great memories to savor and reflects happily on them in his new memoir, "Ballplayer."

But the switch-hitting powerhouse also had some grim chapters to relive when putting his 19-year career down on paper (with the help of his co-author, former AJC sportswriter Carroll Rogers Walton). Namely, the extramarital activities that ended his first marriage.

UPDATE: Dr. Karin Luise, Chipper's first wife, finally speaks out

No. 10 had a line of fans waiting for him for a pre-game book signing event at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, and chatted with reporters for a few minutes before that.

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