Chipper is going to start setting a lot of “Atlanta” career marks next year, passing Dale Murphy in any number of categories. Of course, he’s still far behind Aaron and well behind Mathews, but will start showing up in the top three.
He’s just two behind Murph for fifth on the franchise runs scored list. He’s sixth in franchise hits, but only ninety behind Murph for fourth. He’s 32 RBI, one extra-base hit, 7 times on base, and 181 total bases behind Dale for third in both those categories. All are Atlanta records, and all but the last should be easily reached in even a half season. A full season would do it for total bases. He already holds the Atlanta records for doubles and walks.
If Furcal returns, he’d probably pass Ralph Garr for the Atlanta triples record. Andruw is also moving up the charts and into the top five for the franchise; he’s usually third to Chipper and Murph in Atlanta. Did you realize he only has 30 fewer homers than Chipper? Chipper is 40 homers behind Murphy for the Atlanta record (four behind Aaron’s Atlanta total); that record could fall twice in 2007 if Chipper keeps missing 60 games a year. Marcus is starting to show up in the top fifty and he (and Furcal, should he stay) could move up quickly.