Chipper’s legacy against the Marlins
JUPITER, Fla. — News that Chipper Jones is retiring after the season certainly will impact the future of the National League East.
Once he is gone, the Braves will be minus a player with Hall of Fame credentials.
The Marlins first-hand know how tough an out Jones has been in his brilliant 18-year career.
No opponent has homered more (40) or driven in more runs (161) against the Marlins than Jones. His 45 doubles also are a high.
Jones has faced the Marlins 236 times. Only the Nationals (254 games) have seen him more.
Jones, a .304 career hitter, has a lifetime average of .299 against the Marlins.
From a personal standpoint, Jones’ 161 RBIs are his most against any team. His home runs are tied with Washington for third most versus an opponent. He’s homered 48 times off Mets’ pitching, and 46 times against the Phillies.
– Joe Frisaro