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Chipper Is an Old Braves Chap
- Updated: March 27, 2013
Hey baseball fans!
Today, you are about to hear about one of the greatest players in Braves history. He recently retired and is one of the greatest switch-hitting power hitters of all time. I think you can all guess who I’m talking about: Chipper Jones!
Jones played his entire 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves from 1993-2012 (he was injured in ’94). In his career, he hit 468 homers and 2,726 hits, also accounting for 1,623 RBIs. The eight-time All Star went to three World Series (1995, 1996, and 1999) and won one (1995). He batted .303 lifetime, and won two Sliver Slugger Awards and one MVP award.
He made his presence really well known in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, held in 2006. In his first at-bat of the tournament, he hit a homer off Braves teammate, Óscar Villareal, who was playing for Mexico at the time. In the full Classic, the player Mets fans hate went 6-17 with a double and two homers. Sadly, the U. S. did not place in that World Baseball Classic. However, no matter what happened internationally, I can conclude that Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones is one of the best baseball players in the sport’s history.
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