Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones came in second in the 1995 NL ROY voting to Hideo Nomo. Nobody in the top 10 in voting from that year in the NL is still in the bigs though Jason Isringhausen could make a comeback. The AL ROY that year went to Marty Cordoba of the Twins. Only Andy Pettite and Garrett Anderson from the top 10 in votes for 1995 AL ROY are still active and Anderson just barely.

Jones could retire tomorrow and in my mind he's a first ballot Hall of Fame guy. He's already in the top 50 all-time in on base percentage (45th), slugging percent (40th), OPS (29th), and home runs (39th). Chipper needs 62 more total bases to crack the top 50 in that category and he needs 42 more RBI to tie Mickey Mantle for 50th on that list.

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