Thursday, March 22, 2012
Chipper Jones to Retire
Larry "Chipper" Jones has been hinting at retirement for the past couple seasons and now he's made it official by stating the 2012 season will be his last. Chipper is one of the best switch hitters of all-time. He's played primarily 3rd base during his career, but did have a stint in LF for a time and a little bit of shortstop too. With a lifetime .304 average, .935 OPS, 1561 runs scored and RBI, 2615 hits, and 454 homeruns over 18 seasons he's a surefire Hall-of-Famer. This year's stats will just be icing on the cake. Some may remember him for his injuries, but he should be remembered for being a tremendous player for more than a decade while helping lead the Braves to all of those consecutive NL East division crowns.