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Is Chipper Jones second only to Hank Aaron?

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11:02 AM ET 06.29 | Chipper Jones has become the 25th member of the Braves' Hall of Fame. But several of those members built their resumes either in management or playing in another city (Boston or Milwaukee). So I thought it would be fun to rank only the nine players who spent a significant amount of time in Atlanta. I'm also excluding baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews from this list because he spent most of his career with the Milwaukee Braves and played only one season in Atlanta (1966). Here's my ranking of the nine former Atlanta Braves players in their Hall of Fame. 1. Hank Aaron. Some debate whether he should be on the list, given he played more than half of his career when the team was in Milwaukee. But come on, he played nine years here (all All-Star seasons) and became the home run king in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. I'd say that qualifies him. 2. Chipper Jones. Now the debates begin. I could've gone with Murphy or a pitcher. But Jones holds almost every significant Atlanta club record, including hits (2,726), RBIs (1,623) and games (2,499), and he played his entire career here.

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June 29, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Where are the other 7...?????........

June 29, 2013  11:29 AM ET

??

June 29, 2013  11:31 AM ET

Chipper Jones all the way :-) :-) :-)

June 29, 2013  11:46 AM ET

It's silly to rank Braves players without Mathews and Spahn. Are the Brewers to honor them? Are the Dodgers and Giants to forget their great NY players?

June 29, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Where are the other 7...?????........

1. Aaron
2. Jones
3. Murphy, Dale
4. Maddux, Greg
5. Smoltz
6. Glavine
7. Niekro, Phil
8. Justice, David
9. Garr, Ralph

June 29, 2013  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's silly to rank Braves players without Mathews and Spahn. Are the Brewers to honor them? Are the Dodgers and Giants to forget their great NY players?

The Brewers have honored them. Both Matthews and Spahn are here at Miller Park in the Walk of Fame. I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they both have statues here outside the entrances too. Our "semi" new owner likes to do things right and honors all people who have contributed to the history here. He's big on the history.

June 29, 2013  01:53 PM ET

Good for them since the Atlanta fans don't seem to claim them. I wonder if they will transfer the NL pennants and world championship won in Milwaukee to the Brewers.

June 29, 2013  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Good for them since the Atlanta fans don't seem to claim them. I wonder if they will transfer the NL pennants and world championship won in Milwaukee to the Brewers.

That one I doubt. Technically, even though they won them in Milwaukee, they still left in a bad way and were really part of the "Braves" (name) history. Them moving from here to Atlanta was really a bad time and was handled awfully back then. Alot of anger and resentment leaving like they did. There's still a BIG fraction of the older folks who were alive and rabid Milwaukee Braves fans at the time who will never set foot in Miller Park or acknowledge that the Brewers are now our team. I used to hang out at the corner bars, drink 25 cent tappers and play cribbage with the seniors back in the day, who, to this day say that the Braves are really Milwaukee's team (even though for the most part they left in the middle of the night), and the Brewers aren't their team. Right or wrong, it's how they feel. The Brewers have always embraced the players of the old Brave teams when they were here in Milwaukee, and there's a bunch of memorabilia hanging everywhere from the PLAYERS, but the TEAM flags, pennant, etc., from the Braves have never been displayed that I know of, even going back to the County Stadium days which used to be my home away from home. Sorry for the long story. You just took me down memory lane for a minute there.

June 29, 2013  04:59 PM ET

Boy was a ballplayer.

June 29, 2013  05:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Good for them since the Atlanta fans don't seem to claim them. I wonder if they will transfer the NL pennants and world championship won in Milwaukee to the Brewers.

LOL.

June 29, 2013  06:53 PM ET

I think they got it right here. Chippers only competition would be Dale Murphy or Tom Glavine. It does suprise me that there is no mention of Felix Millan.

June 29, 2013  07:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

1. Aaron2. Jones3. Murphy, Dale4. Maddux, Greg5. Smoltz6. Glavine7. Niekro, Phil8. Justice, David9. Garr, Ralph

David Justice? really? A PED guy.

June 29, 2013  08:37 PM ET

You are either a Brave or Your Not, any list of great Braves, should in Clyde their HOF'ers, Hello!

June 29, 2013  10:00 PM ET

Hall of Average maybe, 300 and 24 HR's and 85 RBI. Not HOF numbers

June 29, 2013  10:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Hall of Average maybe, 300 and 24 HR's and 85 RBI. Not HOF numbers

Try .303 avg (as a switch hitter) 30 HR's 105 RBI, .401 OBP, .529 SLG and .930 OPS over 19 seasons.

Absolutely HOF worthy.

June 29, 2013  10:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Try .303 avg (as a switch hitter) 30 HR's 105 RBI, .401 OBP, .529 SLG and .930 OPS over 19 seasons.Absolutely HOF worthy.

Yup. Larry's in. Shea Stadium tribute.

June 29, 2013  11:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Try .303 avg (as a switch hitter) 30 HR's 105 RBI, .401 OBP, .529 SLG and .930 OPS over 19 seasons.Absolutely HOF worthy.

His was a productive career right up until the time he retired.

June 30, 2013  09:30 AM ET

The debate is over number two. Hank Aaron is first in a league of his own. So have at it.

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June 30, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's silly to rank Braves players without Mathews and Spahn. Are the Brewers to honor them? Are the Dodgers and Giants to forget their great NY players?

Exactly. Let us know the next time a pitcher wins 363 games. Honestly, his Braves history far surpasses Jones. He is number two. The real question; who is number 3 on the list.

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