Longtime Brave Chipper Jones entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Cooperstown, N.Y.
This is the inscription in Jones’ plaque:
Larry Wayne Jones Jr.
Atlanta, N.L. 1993, 1995-2012
Switch-hitting lineup centerpiece during the Braves' dynastic seasons of the 1990s and 2000s. Among players who were primarily third basemen, retired as the all-time leader in runs scored and driven in. Batted better than .300 from both sides of the plate during 19-year career. Totaling 468 home runs, 1,623 RBI and eight All-Star Game selections. First overall pick in 1990 Draft, fueled Braves to 1995 championship as dynamic rookie. Hit 45 home runs in 1999 N.L. M.V.P. season and won 2008 batting crown with .364 average. Only switch-hitter in history with at least.300 batting average, 400 on-base percentage and .500 slugging percentage.
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