Throwing out first pitch, Bolles legends retire jerseys

Throwing out first pitch,  Bolles legends retire jerseys
Coach Don Suriano shares memories about the growth of the baseball program, thoughts on baseball in the modern era
Chipper Jones, Class of '90, speaks to the crowd of  endearing fans

Chipper Jones, Class of ’90, speaks to the crowd of
endearing fans

The Bolles School officially retired the numbers of alumnus Chipper Jones ’90 and past head coach Don Suriano on Apr. 11, preceding the Bolles vs. Bishop Kenny baseball game on Hugh Donovan Field on the San Jose Campus.

Jones’ No. 10 was retired in honor of his outstanding baseball career including First Team All-State in 1988, ’89, ’90; 1989 State Champions, Tournament MVP; 1989 Florida Player of the Year; First Pick of 1990 MLB draft; 1999 National League MVP; eight-time All-Star; 1995 World Series Champion; 2008 NL Batting Champion; two-time Team USA member, World Baseball Classic; only switch hitter in MLB history to hit lifetime .300 with 300 HR, and 2,726 Major League hits, 468 home runs, and 1,623 RBIs.

Suriano served as the Bolles baseball head coach from 1982-97 and his No. 2 was retired in honor of his outstanding coaching career including Bolles State Championships in 1983, ’89, ’91; State Runner-up: 1990; 10 Regional Championships; 1989 Florida Times-Union Coach of the Year; 10 State Final Four Appearances, 12 District Titles. His career record was 559-234 in 28 seasons and he was a five-time Florida Athletic Coaches Association Coach-of-the-Year, the 2014 FHSAA Hall-of-Fame Inductee and a two-time USA Today Top 10 Rankings in 1983 and 1991.

Coach Don Suriano shares memories about the growth of the baseball program, thoughts on baseball in the modern era

Coach Don Suriano shares memories about the growth of the baseball program, thoughts on baseball in the modern era

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