Last night Chipper Jones continued his hot start to his 18th major league season by going 2-4 with a double and a single, including three RBI. His second hit was also Jones' 2,500th of his career, adding another stat to his Hall of Fame career.
Jones has been considered one of the best switch-hitters of all time. I agree with this, and think that he is at worst the third best of all time, but could he be even higher? Statistically speaking anyway? Time to find out.
I am matching him up with Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray, two of the greatest players in baseball history. We'll be looking at the trio's 162-game averages as well as their career marks in the statistics given. The numbers speak for themselves as far as Jones' career goes.
Without further ado, let's get this started.
Editor's Note: Jones' current 2011 numbers are added to his totals.