Jones picked No. 1 in 1990 Draft; Mussina quickly follows
Chipper Jones grabbed the headlines as the first overall selection in the 1990 MLB Draft – and 19 picks later, Mike Mussina joined him when he was drafted 20th overall.
The Braves had reportedly been targeting high school pitcher Todd Van Poppel for their No. 1 overall pick, but when Van Poppel stated that he would attend the University of Texas rather than start his professional career, Atlanta pivoted to Jones.
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Both players would become legends with their respective clubs, as Jones spent 19 years with the Braves, while Mussina pitched for the Orioles for a decade before playing the last eight years of his career with the Yankees.
Jones was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2018, and just as he had in the draft, Mussina followed closely behind, earning election in 2019.
Janey Murray was the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum