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April 27, 2011

Chipper Jones Surpasses Mickey Mantle

Yeah, go ahead and read that headline over and over, gang...with a first inning RBI off Mat Latos Wednesday, Chipper Jones now sits behind only Eddie Murray when it comes to runs knocked in by a switch hitter.

With his 1510th career RBI (and counting), the Atlanta Braves thirdbaseman surpassed Mickey Mantle on the all-time list.

"We grew up hearing about Mickey Mantle and now we're witnessing Chipper Jones getting those milestones," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said following Tuesday night's contest. "It really does give me goose bumps every time one of those milestones is reached."

While it's not likely the Jones will catch up with Murray's career total of 1917, the future Hall of Famer is knocking down milestone and milestone on his way to Cooperstown.

So if you're paying attention to the "Chipper Jones Milestone Watch"...dude is now at 2516 hits, 500 doubles, 439 home runs and 1512 RBI for his career.

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