Friday, June 22, 2012

Fun Fact #2!

At the beginning of the 2012 season there were only two ball parks that Chipper Jones hadn't played in.  Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.  Now before you get all crazy and hit the comment button to correct me, think about it for a second.  Chipper played 27 games in the original Yankee Stadium. He played in the 1996 World Series and in the 1999 World Series.  He also played multiple interleague games in the old Yankee Stadium.  Since the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, the Braves have played the Yankees in interleague play, but not in New York...not until this season.

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


  1. So, do you still hate the Yankees?

  2. Hate is a strong word that I try not to use. That said, the Yankees are, by far, my least favorite MLB team. I don't care for the entity but I do appreciate the team's history and many of it's players. I really like Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Thurman Munson and of course, Lou Gehrig, Babe, Mickey and Joe. Not a fan of Mr. Steinbrenner, Roger Clemens, Jim Leyritz and a few others. This is all part of the fun of being a huge sports fan. We all have the teams we love and those we don't!

  3. I still hate them.

  4. ‎2006 & 2011; The D knocked 'em out!