Possibility Chipper Jones could miss Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Chipper Jones talks about contingency plan if wife goes into labor during Hall of Fame induction

Braves legend Chipper Jones is set for induction Sunday into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

There’s a possibility he could miss the ceremony.

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After his election into the Hall in January, he announced that he had another child on the way. A boy, his sixth.

He and wife, Taylor, picked Cooper as the child's name. Cooper's expected due date is the day after the induction ceremony.

Jones had previously told WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News that his youngest son was born after his due date, so he’s hopeful.

The couple have a contingency plan in place should Taylor go into labor ahead of the ceremony. They have visited the local hospital in Cooperstown, just in case, and his speech will be pre-recorded.

“We know where we’re going if something happens,” Jones told the Associated Press while visiting Cooperstown in April. “Hopefully, he waits until we get back home, but it certainly would be apropos if she had him here, wouldn't it?”

The Jones married in June 2015. Their first child together was born in January 2017. Jones has four sons from previous relationships.

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