Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Chipper Jones
Chipper Jones was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 2018, with 97.2% of the vote.
Five highlights of Chipper Jones's career:
The first two tables below present Chipper Jones's career as measured by Player won-lost records, in and out of context.
- Chipper Jones was drafted by the Atlanta Braves with the first overall draft pick in 1990. He was the starting third baseman for the Atlanta Braves when they won the World Series five years later. This is the shortest gap between a top overall draft pick being drafted and winning a World Series with the team who drafted him.
- Jones was named to eight All-Star teams, starting five of them. He received MVP votes thirteen times, finishing in the top ten in MVP voting six times. Jones won the 1999 National League MVP award. That season, Jones batted .319/.441/.633 with 45 home runs, 116 runs scored, 110 RBI, and stole 25 bases in 28 attempts.
- Chipper Jones played 2,254 games with Bobby Cox as his manager. This is the most games for a player - manager combination since 1915 (Honus Wagner played 2,597 games under Fred Clarke from 1897 - 1915).
- Jones recorded the last hit in the history of Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium, with a double off Andy Pettitte, leading off the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 5 of the 1996 World Series. He then recorded the first hit in the history of Turner Field with a first-inning single off the Cubs' Kevin Foster on April 4, 1997.
- Chipper Jones named his third child Shea, after his favorite ballpark to play in. For his career, Jones batted .313/.407/.557 in 377 career plate appearances in Shea Stadium.
Chipper Jones was named to eight All-Star teams in his career. Five times, he was voted the starting third baseman for the National League.
In fact, Chipper Jones was one of the best third basemen in major-league history. The next table shows the top five third basemen for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records, ranked by eWins over positional average earned exclusively at third base.
In addition to being one of the top five third basemen in major-league history, he is also one of the top five switch-hitters in major-league history.
One of the top five third basemen in major-league history; one of the top five switch-hitters in major-league history. Obviously, that's the resume of a Hall-of-Famer.
Article last updated: September 8, 2019
All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.
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