You know, it might be easy to overlook the career of retiring Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Throughout his entire 18-year, the man only led a significant statistical category three times—OPS in in 2006, and BA and OBP in 2007. However, when you look at his career numbers, they’re actually kind of mind-blowing: .303/.401/.529, with a career OPS of .930 and 468 home runs—and all from a switch hitter. The only other switch hitters with more HRs are some dudes named Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray, and that career OBP puts him at #56 all-time.
Point is, Chipper Jones was a legendary talent, and so his retirement from the game is a big deal. That’s why, everywhere he went this season, teams paid special tribute to the man and presented him with retirement gifts.
What kinds of gifts are we talking about? Well, some are pretty standard, like autographed pictures and other memorabilia. But others are pretty unique and creative. So today we’re going to count down the 15 best retirement gifts given to first-ballot Hall of Fame third basement Chipper Jones. Check ‘em out.