Throughout the last decade, the Philadelphia Phillies have seen the best of times, which included a World Series Championship win in 2008, and they have undoubtedly seen the worst of times.
Through it all, though, shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been through it all with the team, and on Friday night, that time spent paid off as he tied Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt’s franchise record for hits with his 2,234th.
Jimmy Rollins doubles in 9th for 2,234th hit of career. That ties Mike Schmidt for most all-time in Phillies history.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 14, 2014
Rollins came up in the Phillies organization, spending some time with the team’s AAA club at the time, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, before begin called up to the big leagues in the 2000 season, where he saw action in 14 games.
From that point on, Rollins began to become the staple of the organization and will one day join Schmidt on another list, and that’s the one in Cooperstown in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
As amazing as it may sound, though, despite the accomplishment this evening, Rollins has never broken a .300 batting average for his career, yet he still has been one of the more consistent forces that the Phillies have ever had.
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