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Chipper Jones Has A Chance To Stay In An Elite Club

Chipper Jones announced today that he plans on retiring after the 2012 season. He is a lock for the Hall of Fame. He may go down as the second greatest 3rd baseman in the history of the game. Now what is interesting is the potential club Chipper Jones is in and hopefully can stay in at the end of his career. He is currently a part of the .300/.400/.500 club. While these milestones are not the greatest way to judge the greatness of players, it would be difficult to see how a player without great quality would achieve this milestone. Looking at the list of players that are career .300/.400/.500 guys, this seems to hold true. Now hopefully Chipper Jones has a good enough season to stay in this club because he should remain in this list of elite players.  He is not one of those players that makes you say, “What?” when you see his name in a list like this. Simply put, he belongs.

Joey Votto 2007- .313 .405 .550
Albert Pujols 2001- .328 .420 .617
Todd Helton 1997- .323 .421 .550
Manny Ramirez 1993- .312 .411 .585
Chipper Jones 1993- .304 .402 .533
Frank Thomas 1990-2008 .301 .419 .555
Larry Walker 1989-2005 .313 .400 .565
Edgar Martinez 1987-2004 .312 .418 .515
Stan Musial 1941-1944, 1946-1963 .331 .417 .559
Ted Williams 1939-1960 .344 .482 .634
Hank Greenberg 1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1947 .313 .412 .605
Mel Ott 1926-1947 .304 .414 .533
Jimmie Foxx 1925-1942, 1944-1945 .325 .428 .609
Lou Gehrig 1923-1939 .340 .447 .577
Lefty O’Doul 1919-1920, 1922-1923, 1928-1934 .349 .413 .532
Rogers Hornsby 1915-1937 .358 .434 .577
Babe Ruth 1914-1935 .342 .474 .690
Harry Heilmann 1914, 1916-1930, 1932 .342 .410 .520
Joe Jackson 1908-1920 .356 .423 .517
Tris Speaker 1907-1928 .345 .428 .500
Ty Cobb 1905-1928 .366 .433 .512
Ed Delhanty 1888-1903 .346 .411 .505
Dan Brouthers 1879-1896, 1904 .342 .423 .519

HOF in bold