Atlanta's most beloved athlete: Hank Aaron or Chipper Jones? | The Tylt
Atlanta, the host city of Super Bowl LIII, is also home to two baseball players who still have the hearts of many in the ATL. Hank Aaron thrilled crowds in Atlanta for nine of his 23 seasons in MLB, breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record in the city. However, Chipper Jones stuck with the Braves for nearly 20 years and was the face of loyalty. Who do you love more? ⚾
Atlanta's most beloved athlete: Hank Aaron or Chipper Jones?
No matter who plays for the Atlanta Braves, there is no one who will eclipse Hank Aaron and what he accomplished representing the city. Aaron broke the career home run record held by Babe Ruth in front of the home crowd and was given a standing ovation by a community that was not known as the friendliest toward African-Americans in the past.
After receiving death threats, Aaron has become a staple in the city, serving as a Braves executive since 1976 and owning several businesses in the area. No one is more loved than Hammerin' Hank.
Hank Aaron had a good nine years with Atlanta. Chipper Jones has him by a decade.
The switch-hitting batting champ spent his entire 19-year career with the Braves, all the way from a fresh-faced 23-year-old rookie to a loved, elder statesman for the team. Aaron might have the records, but Jones was a part of World Series-winning team and thrilled the tomahawk-chopping crowd for nearly two decades.
He is what coaches hope all players will be: a talented, hardworking athlete loyal to the team and plays the game the right way. No one is loved more than Jones.