It’s always interesting to me when a player goes from being considered a good or great player to being recognized as a living legend, one of the all-time greats. Well, as Chipper Jones continues posting his .400 average and is quickly approaching 400 career home runs, that time has apparently now come for him. A shocking article today by AJC sports columnist Terrence Moore that compares the Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones favorably with the legendary Mickey Mantle. The most shocking thing about the article is how the numbers actually support the idea that Chipper is already, or soon will be, a better hitter than Mickey Mantle.
See here for another great article explaining “How Chipper became this era’s greatest switch hitter.”