Chipper Jones and the 10 Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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Chipper Jones and the 10 Greatest Third Basemen of All Time
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On October 5, the illustrious career of Larry "Chipper" Jones came to an end following the Atlanta Braves' disappointing loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 NL Wild Card Game.

After 19 seasons, the 40-year-old Jones finished with a lifetime .303 average, 468 home runs and 1,623 RBI. He is without question going to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a matter of years, and most likely in his first year of eligibility.

Although the pitching of former teammates Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz gave the Braves of the 1990s and early 2000s their most prominent identity, Jones has been the team's offensive identity for his entire career. He spent every year he had with the Braves and was very successful, especially as a switch-hitter.

With Jones' career now over, how would he compare to the greatest third basemen of all time? Here are the updated top 10 all time third basemen rankings.

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