Chipper Jones

Larry Wayne Jones
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 2018
Primary team: Atlanta Braves
Primary position: 3rd Baseman

He was the premier position player on the Atlanta Braves of the 1990s and 2000s, a club defined by its pitching.

But Chipper Jones made sure those Braves teams had a potent offense as well – one that resulted in 11 straight trips to the Postseason for Jones’ Braves.

Larry Wayne Jones was born April 24, 1972 in DeLand, Fla., and was raised in nearby Pierson. A two-sport athlete in high school who chose baseball over college football opportunities at Southern California and the University of Florida, Jones was the first overall choice in the 1990 MLB Draft by the Braves, who were then at the early stages of a rebuilding process headed by future Hall of Famers Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz.

During the regular season, Jones seemed to improve with age – winning his first batting title at the age of 36 in 2008 when he hit .364 while also leading the NL in on-base percentage with a mark of .470. At the end of his 19 years in the big leagues – all with the Braves – Jones had totaled 2,726 hits, 468 home runs and more walks (1,512) than strikeouts (1,409). He was named to eight All-Star Games and finished in the Top 10 of the NL MVP voting five times.

“All you ever want as a baseball player is the respect of your peers, whether it’s the people you play against or the people you play with,” Jones said. “I can honestly say I have that, that it’s probably what I’m most proud of.”

Jones is one of only nine players in big league history with at least 400 home runs, a .300 average, a .400 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging average. His 1,623 RBI are the most of any player whose primary position was third base.

"All you ever want as a baseball player is the respect of your peers, whether it’s the people you play against or the people you play with. I can honestly say I have that, that it’s probably what I’m most proud of. "
Chipper Jones

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 2018
Primary Team: Atlanta Braves
Position Played: 3rd Baseman
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Birth place: DeLand, Florida
Birth year: 1972
Played for:
Atlanta Braves (1993)
Atlanta Braves (1995-2012)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
2499
At BatsAB
8984
RunsR
1619
HitsH
2726
Doubles2B
549
Triples3B
38
Home RunsHR
468
RBIRBI
1623
Stolen BasesSB
150
WalksBB
1512
Batting AverageBA
.303
OPSOPS
.930
On Base %OBP
.401
Slugging %SLG
.529