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Phillies' Jimmy Rollins 2nd in Franchise History to Play 2,000 Games

Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins reacts to striking out during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 12-1. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffDecember 20, 2016

With Wednesday's appearance against the Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins became the second player in franchise history to play in 2,000 games, per ESPN Stats & Info. Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt is the other, having played 2,404 games in a Phillies uniform.

In addition to total games played, Rollins is climbing his way up the Phillies' record books in several other categories. His 2,221 hits leave him just 13 behind Schmidt for the all-time lead, and he already has more doubles (464) than any other Philly. Rollins' 431 steals place him at second on the franchise list, falling just behind another speedy, Billy Hamilton, who swiped 508 bags during a career that lasted from 1888 to 1901.

At 35 years old, Rollins is third among active shortstops in career games played. Derek Jeter leads this list with 2,646, while Miguel Tejada—who signed a minor league deal with the Marlins earlier this month—sits at 2,171.

Rollins is now in the 15th season of a career that has included three All-Star game appearances and the 2007 National League MVP award. He continues to be a fixture in the Philadelphia lineup, having started 42 of 49 games in 2014. The switch-hitter is slashing .257/.357/.419 this season, with 27 runs, 22 RBI, six long balls and six stolen bases.

All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise specified.

 

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