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Chipper Jones has entered his last week of regular season baseball. In his honor, Jayson Stark took a look at Jones' career, causing a few readers to get teary-eyed. How will you remember Chipper Jones? Comment below!

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Future baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones has announced he is calling it quits after this season. He will leave behind a legacy that includes multiple division titles, a World Series ring and a .300+ lifetime batting average. He will also be remembered for his hitting ability from both sides of the plate. He is just one of 13 players to switch-hit for 250 or more home runs. Can you name them all?

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Chipper Jones looks like a pretty good No. 1 overall pick no matter which standard you use. When you consider Jeff George (NFL) and Derrick Coleman (NBA) were also No. 1 overall picks in 1990, well, Jones looks positively legendary. But on the day after Jones hit his 450th career home run, is he making a case as one of the best ever? Rank baseball's best third basemen.


Was this the last milestone?

Jones already said he's coming back for 2012, and his contract even includes a club option for 2013. So does he have time to hit 50 more homers?

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A challenger in the wings?

Alex Rodriguez has played more games at shortstop than third base, but that may change in the next year or two. Will that change the debate?

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It's been a pretty heavy week. Wimbledon got underway with its normal share of upsets, the United States stunned Spain in soccer and a bevy of NBA trades preceded a draft that saw Blake Griffin go No. 1 and Ricky Rubio slip. South Carolina lost, and then found, its wayward governor. And two entertainment legends passed away well before their time.

In other words, we need a breather. And few things in sports are as ultimately meaningless, or as simultaneously entertaining, as Hall of Fame debates in baseball.

Ryan (Indy)

Do you think Chipper Jones will be a first ballot Hall of Famer?

Jerry Crasnick
Jerry Crasnick

Ryan, My sense is yes. If he doesn't make it on the first ballot, I don't think he'll last beyond 2-3 years. One of the greatest switch-hitters ever. Full transcript.

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