Sunday, January 24, 2010

Play at the Plate: Mike Piazza vs. Chipper Jones

This is the first in what I hope will be a long series of posts highlighting Play at the Plate cards.

June 23, 2001: Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets, 1:26 PM

It's the top of the 2nd inning and Chipper Jones hits a leadoff double off Glendon Rusch. Brian Jordan steps to the plate and hits a line drive single to left field. Benny Agbayani fires home and this is what happens:

Jones is safe and Brian Jordan takes 2nd on the throw home. The Braves would win the game 9-3. Chipper Jones went 3-5, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3 while hitting his 20th homerun.
Winner of this battle at the plate: Chipper Jones
**There was one other game in 2001 where Jones and Piazza met at the plate. It was 9/21/01, at night. This looks like a day game shot to me.


  1. Quite excellent. I plan on sending a pile of plays at the plate your way eventually.

  2. I think I'd take Chipper over Piazza any day of the week.

  3. saw a pretty ugly collision this past weekend between Chipper and Kratz.