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Chipper Jones
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Chipper Jones

Jones, who spent his entire 18-year career with Atlanta, will go down as one of the game's greatest switch-hitters, a guy who could hit for average (.303 in his career) and power (468 homers and 1,623 RBIs). When healthy, the eight-time all-star was one of the game's most feared hitters. His best season was in 1999, when he won the MVP award with a .319 average, a career-best 45 homers and 110 RBIs. Nine years later, at 36, he won his first batting title with a career-high .364 average, which remained the last of his 10 seasons hitting above .300.

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