Chipper Jones – Atlanta Braves Braveheart

Chipper Jones – Atlanta Braves Braveheart

Chipper Jones is one of the star performers of the Major League Baseballs franchise the Atlanta Braves. Jones began his career as a short stop but evolved his play over the years becoming a starting third baseman and it is in this position that he plays throughout for the Braves. Debuting in 1993, Chipper Jones has spent his entire career with the Atlanta Braves with whom he has won the World Series title in 1995, the same year in which he was voted as The Sporting New Rookie of the Year.

When it comes to individual awards, very few ball players have won more than Jones who has been voted into the All Star team on 7 occasions, won two Silver Slugger awards, became the National Leagues Most Valuable Player in 1999, its batting Champion in 2008, the Player of the Week of June 2-8, 2008 and held the highest base percentage with .470 in 2008.

Jones has hit 437 home runs in his career, has had 1,500 RBIs and 1,404 walks in a career spanning 2,261 games. He is one of the biggest switch hitters in the history of the game and is only second to the legendary Eddie Murray on the all time list of switch hit RBIs.

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