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Chipper Jones becomes 52nd player to reach 500 doubles

Apr 26, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

Braves batter Jones hits a double scoring three runs off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Lee in their home opening MLB baseball game in Atlanta

Future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones added another milestone to his collection Monday night, collecting his 500th career double in the 12th inning against the Padres.

It was his seventh double in 23 games this season.

Jones, who earlier this month reached 1,500 RBI for his career, is the fourth switch-hitter to reach 500 doubles, joining Pete Rose (746), Eddie Murray (560) and Roberto Alomar (504).  He ranks fourth among active players behind Ivan Rodriguez (567), Todd Helton (532) and Bobby Abreu (527).

Chipper is now tied for 50th all-time in doubles.  He’s also 50th all-time in total bases, having jumped from 4,399 to 4,401 with the hit.  Within the next week, he’ll pass fellow third baseman Mike Schmidt for 49th on that list at 4,404.

  1. bobulated - Apr 26, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    This game seems like it’s going to last until Chipper goes into the HOF

  2. smarterthangirardi - Apr 26, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    dudes killin’ it with that fresh knee

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