Who didn’t vote Chipper Jones into Hall of Fame? Listen to this


Chipper Jones entered the Baseball Hall of Fame with 97.2 percent of the vote. Who didn’t vote for one of the best switch hitters to play the game?

AJC sports columnist Jeff Schultz and WSB-TV sports director Zach Klein with veteran sports writer and columnist Mark Purdy, who was 1 of 12 voters who did not cast a ballot Jones on their “We Never Played the Game” podcast.

Will there ever be a unanimous entry into the Hall of Fame? Listen (then rate, review and subscribe):


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Braves

Everything you need to know about Friday’s Braves game
Everything you need to know about Friday’s Braves game

Baseball is back. The Braves play their game Friday, albeit a spring training game. Here’s everything you need to know:  Opponent: New York Mets Game time: 1:10 p.m. Site: Port St. Lucie, Fla. TV: None Radio: 1340 AM and 103.7 FM  Pitching for the Braves: Matt Wisler, Chase Whitley, Sam Freeman, Rex Brothers and others. Braves prospects...
How much stock should you put into Braves’ spring games? Listen
How much stock should you put into Braves’ spring games? Listen

After three consecutive seasons with at least 90 losses, the Braves are aiming for more in the fourth year of their rebuilding project and there is legitimate reason for optimism.  Tune in to the second episode of the “Truth, Lies and Sacrifice Flies” Braves podcast to hear why you should never put too much stock in what happens during...
Braves need power and now have some in the pipeline
Braves need power and now have some in the pipeline

The Braves’ stockpile of top pitching prospects received plenty of attention in the first three years of the ongoing rebuilding project, but the team also has assembled a growing inventory of position-player prospects, including a trio of hitters with big-time power potential. Outfield phenom Ronald Acuna, third-base prospect Austin Riley and...
Flowers Q&A on Braves’ top young starters and more
Flowers Q&A on Braves’ top young starters and more

Three of the vaunted Braves’ young pitchers who made their major league debuts last season, left-handers Luiz Gohara, Sean Newcomb and Max Fried, are competing at spring training for the final two spots in the starting rotation. Newcomb’s 19 starts in the majors are more than twice as many as Gohara (five) and Fried (four) had combined...
Who was the Braves’ highest-paid player 40 years ago?
Who was the Braves’ highest-paid player 40 years ago?

The 1978 Atlanta Braves roster featured names like Niekro, Murphy, Pocoroba and Rockett. The ’78 Braves -- owned by Ted Turner at the time -- went 69-93 and finished dead last in the N.L. West standings. The team’s highest paid player was knuckleballer Phil Niekro who earned $302,500. Niekro finished the season 19-18 with a 2.88 ERA and...
More Stories