Chipper Jones in the Dugout
I really appreciate Chipper Jones. I agree wholeheartedly that he is the best of the 2000’s.
No doubt about it.
Perhaps the most beloved Braves player of all time, depending on who you ask, Chipper Jones is the epitome of a team player and someone just about every Braves fan is going to miss once he retires after this season.
During the decade, Jones has hit .306 with 301 home runs and 1,037 RBI. He also has 1,744 hits, 360 doubles, 1,019 runs scored and a .406 on-base percentage.
He’s been named to four All-Star teams.
In 2002, he even gave up third base, moving to left field so the Braves could bring in Vinny Castilla to play third base.
After that experiment was over a few years later, Jones moved back to third base.
He’s restructured his contract countless times to help sign guys like Hudson, and has been a leader in the clubhouse for as long as I can remember.
Chipper Jones is everything Braves fans could ask for and is someone we’ll truly miss.
Source: Atlanta Braves History: Greatest Players of the 2000s | Bleacher Report