Saturday, March 28, 2015

Profiling the Braves: Chipper Jones (About.com)

In the fourth addition to the Profiling the Braves series at About, I looked at Chipper Jones. I call him the best Atlanta Brave of all time because, unlike other Braves greats like Warren Spahn, Henry Aaron, or Eddie Mathews, Chipper spent his time with the franchise in Atlanta. And unlike Tom Glavine or Greg Maddux, he didn't rack up numbers elsewhere. He spent 19 years in an Atlanta Brave uniform and is one of the top 5 or 7 third basemen in history. Not bad for a guy who was average at his best defensively. Offensively, he rarely stood out as the best, never winning a homerun title and winning just one batting title, but his consistency at a high level is a marvel. His worst OPS was .803 in his rookie season. Even at 40 when he was missing time because of one issue or another, he was still productive.

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