Chipper Jones's Wide-Ranging Legacy -

ATLANTA – While reporting Sunday’s feature on Chipper Jones, his final season and his legacy in Atlanta, I thought of something that hadn’t occurred to me before: of all the players picked No. 1 over all, Jones worked out the best. That is not to say Jones is the best player ever chosen first. Roger Jongewaard, the former Seattle scouting guru, snagged the two best, taking Ken Griffey Jr. in 1987 and Alex Rodriguez in 1993. Both players rose to superstardom in Seattle, but neither won a championship for the Mariners and both left town while still elite players.

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