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Reds honor Chipper with ceremony

Reds honor Chipper with ceremony

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Reds honor Chipper with ceremony
CINCINNATI -- The Reds honored the career of Braves third baseman Chipper Jones before Thursday's game. Jones, who is retiring at season's end, was presented with one of the commemorative bases that Cincinnati has used during the entire four-game series.

Scott Rolen and general manager Walt Jocketty represented the Reds in the ceremony. Rolen, Jones and Hall of Famer George Brett are the only third basemen in Major League history to produce at least 2,000 hits, 500 doubles, 300 home runs and 1,200 RBIs. Only 29 players at any position have reached all of those plateaus.

Jones entered the night with 459 career home runs, a .304 career average and 1,585 RBIs -- second all-time among switch-hitters. As far as manager Dusty Baker was concerned, Jones is a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

"He fits all of the criteria," Baker said. "Winning teams, MVP, batting champion -- it's all the areas that the other guys in the Hall have basically, and some have less. He's a switch-hitter and a third baseman, that's probably the position that has the least amount of Hall of Famers in it."

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