Chipper Jones' Retirement: Where Does He Rank Among Best Third Basemen Ever?

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Chipper Jones' Retirement: Where Does He Rank Among Best Third Basemen Ever?
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Chipper Jones watches one fly.

Yesterday, a man who most baseball fans (with the possible exception of Mets fans) would consider one of the greatest third basemen of all time announced his intention to retire following the 2012 season. 

Chipper Jones, the number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB Amateur Draft, will have played 19 major league seasons when the 2012 campaign concludes.

He's a lock to make the Hall of Fame and that accomplishment will make him one of only 11 third baseman to gain induction to Cooperstown. Yes, only 11—as of now it's just 10. Chipper will join an elite club.

Where will he rank within that elite club?

Who are the ten greatest third basemen of all time?   

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