Chipper Jones in 97
led Atlanta hitters with 111 RBI's and 100 runs scored in 1 season! Chipper Jones also set
a Braves record of 41 doubles and scored 5 runs against Boston on August 30. Chipper
Jones' 98 season was also great, hitting 34 homers in 160 games, which is the second most
scored homers in HISTORY! With 107 RBI's, he had 188 hits and 123 runs. He was also
named National League Player of the Week. He was the fifth player to have three
straight seasons of at least 20 HR and 100 RBI's. He hit 3 GRAND SLAMS in a 13 game
stretch, hit .307, and had 14 home runs in the first half of the season. He set career
marks in stolen bases and RBI. He hit .333 against National League Eastern Division
NL player of the month for May '99. Sammy batted .321 with 13 HR and 27 RBI.
In '98, it went down to the wire with McGwire in the homerun race coming in 2nd
with 66 HR, the second highest in a single season for Major League Baseball's history!
Sammy caught up with McGwire in June '99, hitting 20 HR in the month. He earned 30
of 32 first place votes, NL MVP, total bases (416). Sammy was named MVP of MLB
All-Star game. He aided hurricane victims in his Dominican Republic during the '98
off season. Sammy fanned a club-record 147, the highest total in the NL.
He was 1 of 4 players to see action in all 162 games. In '96 his
season was cut short due to a broken bone in his right hand on August 20. Sammy
became the first player in the Cub's history to lead in homeruns.