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#31: Chipper Jones

Drafted first overall in the MLB 1990 Draft, Larry “Chipper” Jones lived up to and in some cases, exceeded the expectations that are typically placed on the first overall pick!

In his 19 year career as the third baseman of with the Atlanta Braves (Except for 002-2003 when he played left field), Jones built a reputation for solid defense and exceptional batting skills.  He was an 8x All-Star, Rookie of the Year for 1990, a NL MVP for 199 and 2000, the MLB Batting Champ in 2008 (Won with a .364 Average),and a Silver Slugger Award Winner for Third Base. His notable stats include: a .303 career batting average (He is also the only switch hitter to maintain a .300 average from BOTH sides of the plate), he hit 468 home runs, drove in over 1,600 runs,

On June 28, 2013, the Braves retired Jones’ number 10 and inducted him into the team’s Hall of Fame. On July 29, 2018, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.


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