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aryzner
03-22-2012, 09:06 AM
https://twitter.com/#!/Braves/status/182827749927424000 (https://twitter.com/#%21/Braves/status/182827749927424000)

Edit: Here's an article in mlb.com

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120322&content_id=27501244&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

pythons007
03-22-2012, 12:44 PM
HOFer?

WhiteSox5187
03-22-2012, 12:51 PM
HOFer?

He should be, he was a great player who was over looked at times.

DSpivack
03-22-2012, 12:51 PM
HOFer?

Undoubtedly.

doublem23
03-22-2012, 12:54 PM
Undoubtedly.

Agreed, 3B is such an underrepresented position.

Question is 1st ballot or not?

pythons007
03-22-2012, 01:07 PM
He has better numbers than Santo does, correct?

DSpivack
03-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Agreed, 3B is such an underrepresented position.

Question is 1st ballot or not?

Probably not.

Though I haven't been to a Braves game in a few years now, I will miss hearing calls of "Larry, Larry, Larry."

MtGrnwdSoxFan
03-22-2012, 02:27 PM
Agreed, 3B is such an underrepresented position.

Question is 1st ballot or not?

Probably not, depending on the class.

But I'm almost 100% he will get in there sooner rather than later.

thomas35forever
03-22-2012, 03:10 PM
Hope he goes out with a bang.

ComiskeyBrewer
03-23-2012, 12:04 AM
Granted, I'm only 28, but he's easily the best 3B i've ever seen.

tstrike2000
03-23-2012, 07:55 AM
Great player over the course of his career. He's battled through injuries the last few years by keeping himself in great playing shape. I think he'll go in on the first ballot being switch hitting infielder, .300 lifetime average, over 450 HR's with over 1500 RBI's.

doublem23
03-23-2012, 08:24 AM
Probably not, depending on the class.

But I'm almost 100% he will get in there sooner rather than later.

Yeah, I guess, the only guys off the top of my head who are signed for 2012 and HOF-bound but this could be their last year are Mariano, Thome, and Vizquel. Vlad and Ivan Rodriguez are still FA, so if they don't find a team they wouldn't qualify as Class of '17.

soxfanreggie
03-24-2012, 08:19 AM
I have definitely enjoyed seeing him play over the years; here's to one last good season for him and a spot in Cooperstown!

vinny
03-24-2012, 09:03 AM
I always enjoyed watching him play when I lived in Atlanta. Glad he got to spend his entire career with the Braves. I think he's a shoo-in for the Hall.

DSpivack
03-24-2012, 11:54 PM
.300/.400/.500 career. How many other players* can say that? Six.

Their names? Cobb, Ruth, Musial, Ott, Williams, Thomas.

Maybe I was wrong, he is a first ballot HOF. Plus, there are few 3B in the Hall.

Here are the other switch-hitters in MLB history with a .300+ average and 300+ HRs: .

*With 10,000 career plate appearances. See FanGraphs/SABRheads tribute to him here:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/chipper-jones-to-retire-after-2012/