This is a big one. Chipper Jones needs no introduction; you can simply read his Hall of Fame plaque. Chipper is one of the best switch-hitters of all time. Drafted first overall in 1990, he was the offensive centerpiece of the Braves dynasty in the 90s and early 2000s mainly as the team’s third baseman. Chipper’s first full season was 1995, when the Braves won the World Series and he finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting. His accomplishments are too numerous to list, but Jones was the 1999 NL MVP and received votes in 12 other seasons. He hit 30 home runs in six separate seasons, including 45 in ’99. He also reached the century mark in RBI nine times. Even as he battled injuries later in his career, Jones’ production stayed strong, and he won the 2008 batting title by hitting .364 at age 36.
Jones finished his career with a .303/.401/.529 line, hitting 468 home runs in his 19-year career. He became a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2018. We were honored to host Chipper today for a live chat. Click here to read the transcript. You can follow Chipper on Twitter @RealCJ10.
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