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March 22, 2012

2012 is it for Chipper

It's been hinted at, joked about and rumored...but now it's official.  2012 will be the swansong for Atlanta Braves superstar Chipper Jones.

The 39-year-old announced Thursday that this upcoming would be it.

So if you're paying attention to the "Chipper Jones Milestone Watch"...dude is at 2615 hits, 526 doubles, 454 home runs and 1561 RBI for his storied career.  Jones is the only switch hitter in Major League history to post a .300 career average (Jones is hitting .304) with more than 300 homers, and his career batting average ranks second all-time among switch hitters.

In 1999, Jones was named the National League MVP after hitting .319 with 45 home runs and 110 RBI.  He was selected for seven All-Star Games and was part of Atlanta's 1995 World Championship squad.

Now...I wonder what the girl with the Chipper tattoo has to say about this?  And will she be in Cooperstown in July 2018 when her hero goes in on the first ballot?

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