Cooperstown, NY – He’s a Pierson boy who got out of fern country and did big things on a diamond.
Now Chipper Jones takes his place among baseball’s greats.
Jones was one of six players inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame over the weekend, coming within hours of his wife, Taylor, due to give birth to a boy who will be named Cooper.
— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) July 29, 2018
The switch-hitting third baseman batted over .300 in his career and is the only one in baseball history to have career averages of over .400 in on-base percentage and over .500 in slugging. He also hit 468 home run and had 1,623 runs batted in, numbers good enough to get him enshrined in his first year on the ballot.
Jones helped the Atlanta Braves win the 1995 World Series after the franchise selected him first overall in the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft.
Jones’ dad, Larry, was a long-time assistant baseball coach at Stetson University.