Apr 26, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT
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.
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