George Kell

Should Chipper enter Hall on 1st ballot?

A simple comparison

Steve Gould

Baltimore Sun

All you need to do to know that Chipper Jones is a first-ballot Hall of Famer is compare his career statistics to those of other third basemen enshrined in Cooperstown.

Let's start with traditional stats. His .304 average? In line with George Brett (.305) and George Kell (.306). His .402 on-base percentage? Second to Wade Boggs (.415). His 454 home runs? Only Mike Schmidt (548) and Eddie Mathews (512) have more. His 1,561 RBIs are third to Brett and Schmidt (both 1,595). And Jones stands alone in slugging percentage (.533).

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