Games above .500 for Braves with Chipper Jones in lineup
Constructing a roster worthy of “Team Of The Decade” distinction extends beyond one player — even one of the best players ever. Still, Chipper Jones made a clear difference for Atlanta over the course of 18 full seasons.
Atlanta posted a 1497-1094-1 record when Jones was in the lineup, winning 57.8 percent of the games he played including a 48-45 playoff record.
Without him? From 1995 to 2012, the Braves won 53.2 percent of their games in Jones’ absence (214-188) including a 1-3 playoff mark when he missed the 2010 NLDS against the Giants. Over the course of 162 games, that win percentage gap is the approximate difference in winning 94 games and 86 games … every season for 18 years.