The Yankees marked Chipper's final regular season visit to their ball park with a pre-game video tribute, which featured the 27 games he played in the Bronx. The team also gave Chipper the 3rd base which was used in the previous night's game. The icing on the cake? The base was presented by Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones. How perfect!
Now only Kauffman Stadium is left. It also happens to be the site of this year's All-Star Game. Chipper says he only wants to be voted in if he truly deserves to go. Maybe he doesn't think this season's numbers make him All-Star worthy. But what about his career numbers? Don't they merit one final trip to the All-Star Game? You decide. You vote.
Here are are couple of links and photos, courtesy of the Braves site, that I think you should check out:
Chipper's tour of the Yankee Museum and his comments about playing in the Bronx and his dad's hero, Mickey Mantle.
Here's a quick clip of the on field presentation