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Sunday June 17, 2007 2:35 pm

Chipper gets 2,000

Posted by Brendon Lindsey Categories: Athletes, Kudos, MLB,

Today against the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones got his 2,000th career hit with a single against Fausto Carmona in the second inning. With three more doubles, Chipper will join Eddie Murray and Chili Davis as the only switch-hitters with 2,000 hits, 400 doubles, and 350 home runs. With 369 career homers heading into today’s game, Chipper trails Dale Murphy by only 2 dingers.

On September 14, 1993 Chipper got his first hit in the MLB; on August 18, 2000 Chipper reached the 1,000 milestone. His jump from 1,000 to 2,000 was slightly faster than from 1-1,000, so maybe Chipper isn’t slowing down, after all.

So far this season, Jones is batting .316 (.015 above his career average) with 12 HR and 27 RBIs.



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