Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meggie Zahneis: Chipper Jones reflects on career, offers advice to kids | MLB.com - Chipper Jones says his baseball idols growing up were Cal Ripken Jr. and Mickey Mantle. "I came up as a shortstop, so I wanted to emulate who I thought was the best shortstop in the game. And Cal Ripken was it. My dad always brought me up switch-hitting in the shadow of Mickey Mantle, so those are the two guys that I looked up to," Jones said. But now, Jones is the one baseball stars of tomorrow -- and today -- look up to.


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