Exclusive: Tom Glavine on Chipper Jones' Hall of Fame career
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Saturday in Cooperstown started with the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees hitting the green. Chipper Jones and fellow Hall of Famers and his former Atlanta Braves teammates John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux also in attendance at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
FOX 5 Sports spoke exclusively with Glavine on Chipper's legendary career and Braves success in the 90s.
"You look at his numbers, certainly worthy of Hall of Fame first ballot," Glavine said. "It's an understatement to say he could play, but as a teammate, it's a proud moment anytime you can be here and watch one of your teammates go in. It's a lot of fun."
Glavine and Jones were a part of the Braves when they won 14 consecutive division titles.
They also were instrumental in helping the team win a World Series Championship in 1995.
"I think we are all proud to be a part of that run of success in Atlanta and now ultimately all here in Cooperstown here together," Glavine said. "It's pretty neat."
Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux and now Jones...all Hall of Famers, but unlike many in the elite fraternity so is their former General Manager John Schuerholz and former Manager Bobby Cox.
"We appreciated what we were doing when we were going through it, but now looking back at all of us enshrined in Cooperstown just makes it that much more special and appreciate not only the run of success we had but the great players that were apart of it," Glavine said. "We were so blessed."