Chipper joins Ruth and Gehrig in a very elite club

With a little more than three weeks left in his storied career, Chipper Jones has joined an elite group that previously only included Stan Musial, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

The walk Jones drew to begin the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Brewers was the 1,500th of his career.  This marked the last milestone that he had to hit to join these legends in this select group.

Musial, Ruth, Williams, Gehrig and now Jones are the only players in Major League history to record at least 2,500 hits, 1,500 walks, 1,500 runs, r500 doubles, 450 home runs and  1,500 RBIs while hitting .300 with a .400 on-base percentage and .500 slugging percentage.

Jones’ career statistics entering Wednesday included: 2,716 hits, 1,499 walks, 1,611 runs, 547 doubles, 468 home runs, 1,620 RBIs, .304 batting average, .401 on-base percentage and a .531 slugging percentage.

 

2 Comments

Chipper is a great example of someone who has overcome adversity to sustain a highly productive career.

I love that Medlin has game 1 tonight. It would be great to beat down the Nats and go into the post season with some momentum. A sweep…. nevermind. One game at a time ;)

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