Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins Gets 1,500th Hit and 300th Stolen Base

Claire ReclosadoSenior Analyst IMay 22, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 06:  Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 6, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bay Area native Jimmy Rollins led the Philadelphia Phillies with four hits in the team’s 12-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The win was three times sweeter as he also reached two big milestones in his career—his 1,500th hit and 300th stolen base.

Those who watched Rollins during his years in Alameda knew he was destined to make an impact in the Major League. The 1996 graduate of Encinal High School set 10 school career records—including stolen bases (99)—so seeing him reach 300 was expected.

Of all active players, Rollins, 30, is second youngest in the top ten with his 300 stolen bases.

In the seventh inning, with a 1-1 count, Rollins hit a slider from Jared Burton that marked his 1,500th hit and allowed Pedro Feliz to score. With that hit, the 2007 NL MVP is halfway to the fabled automatic-in mark for the Hall of Fame.

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