Chipper Jones Joins The 400 Homerun Club
Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves joined some elite company on Thursday night, becoming the third switch hitter in Major League history to hit 400 homeruns.
Jones went 4-5 on the night, with three singles in addition to his homerun. The milestone dinger came in the bottom of the 6th inning off Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco. The only other two switch-hitters to reach the 400 homerun milestone are Yankees great Micky Mantle, with 536 homeruns, and Eddie Murray, who hit 504.
Chipper is batting .418 on the year after his 4-5 performance on the evening. The last time a Major League hitter was batting over .400 this late in the season was 1994, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That year, Paul O’Neill of the New York Yankees was batting .430 at this time. Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox is the last person to finish a season batting over .400 – he batted .406 in 1941.
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