Who's on the Atlanta Braves Mount Rushmore?

Which four Braves best-represent the face of the team? It's not necessarily a WAR debate...
Apr 14, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves former third baseman Chipper Jones (left) shakes
Apr 14, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves former third baseman Chipper Jones (left) shakes / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Chipper Jones

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Chipper Jones, the only Braves lifer on this list, easily takes a spot on the Braves' Mount Rushmore. Despite making his debut in 1993, after the Braves' string of 14 straight division titles, Jones managed to rise up and become the face of the franchise.

Jones played 19 seasons for the Braves and was a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. He is one of only 32 players in MLB history to have .300/.400/.500 slash line or better for their entire career (although somehow he only won two silver sluggers). He was the MVP in 1999 and was an All-Star eight times.

There's not much to debate whether Jones belongs on Rushmore or not. If anything, the argument should be why Jones has fewer Silver Sluggers than an obviously Coors-aided Vinny Castilla.

Hank Aaron

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Another obvious face of the Braves, Hank Aaron isn't just the greatest Brave of all time, he's also arguably one of the greatest hitters to ever play Major League Baseball. The former home run king hit 733 of his 755 homers with the Braves. Aaron had 3771 hits in his career, meaning that even if you subtracted his home runs, he'd still have 3000 hits.

Aaron won the World Series with the club in 1957, appeared in 25 All-Star games (all but one of those was with the Braves), and compiled 143 bWAR, the seventh-best in MLB history.

Aaron also played a huge role in the team after his retirement. In fact, one hire is still influencing the team on the field today. He was responsible for hiring Brian Snitker, the Braves' current manager.

When fans think of the history of the Atlanta Braves, it's very hard to not think of Hammerin' Hank.