Cheers for Chipper … and Jeff Kent

6 Jun

Chipper unloads Homer #400 in Atlanta

Chipper Jones is having a dream season. He just hit career homer #400. Batting well over .400. Pretty darn impressive. Most baseball folks in the know consider Jones a can’t miss Hall of Famer. But Jeff Kent of the LA Dodgers has 373 lifetime bombs and no one seems to be preparing a place for him in Cooperstown. Let’s take a quick look at their career numbers for comparison’s sake. Keep in mind that Kent was born in ’68, Jones in ’72.

Kent – 2,227 G, 1,298 Runs, 2,383 Hits, 543 Doubles, 47 Triples, 373 HR, 1,486 RBI, .289 Avg.

Chipper – 1,951 G, 1,339 Runs, 2,206 Hits, 436 Doubles, 34 Triples, 400 HR, 1,338 RBI, .310 Avg. 

I’m not saying Kent is better. Just trying to say he is vastly underrated.

Let’s give him his due!

Jeff Kent – Man of Mystery

2 Responses to “Cheers for Chipper … and Jeff Kent”

  1. mark saunders June 10, 2008 at 6:58 pm #

    It’s true about Kent, but lets not forget The Kid Ken Griffey Jr who now joins baseball royalty with 600 dingers. We should stand up and applaud him for doing it the right way! Mark

  2. dixiedining June 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    Good call — Griff is a good family guy who keeps his nose clean!

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