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Chipper Jones began his career with a big game to start the 1995 season.
This moment makes the list partly because Chipper Jones came through under pressure and partly as one of my personal favorite moments of his career.
Chipper Jones made his big-league debut at the end of the 1993 season but only received three at-bats as the Braves were in a great pennant chase. He came into spring training in 1994 as the top prospect in the game, but a torn ACL ended his season before the season started.
Jones came into Opening Day 1995 with the pressure of being a top prospect as well as being a prospect who Braves fans waited a whole extra year to see, in addition to the fact that it was the first game back after the 1994 strike. The game wasn't particularly close as the Braves beat the Giants 12-5 in Atlanta, but Jones let Braves fans know he was worth the hype.
Batting third on April 26th Jones went 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBI. The first of his RBI gave the Braves a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning while the second RBI gave the Braves a 9-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth. He also managed to plate a run in the second which gave the Braves a 5-0 lead, though he wasn't given an RBI due to an error.
This may not have been the most memorable clutch performance, but it was to me as the entire fanbase was excited to watch this kid who they were waiting for since he was drafted with the top pick in the 1990 draft.