Congratulations to Jimmy Rollins on 2,000 Hits
In the top of the 5th inning with one out against the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins made history with his 2,000th hit as a MLB player, all with the Phillies.
Rollins is the 271st MLB player to reach 2,000 hits, just the 30th switch hitter in MLB history to achieve the milestone.
He did it in style, as it was a double down the right field line over 1B Todd Frazier’s glove for his only hit of the game.
In his post-game interview, Rollins told Greg Murphy that it would have been more special if the Phillies had won the game.
“It’s just another hit, I wish we would have found a way to score more runs. We just need to find a way to get over .500 and see where that leaves us,” Rollins said.
Rollins is just the fourth Phillies player to reach 2,000 hits behind Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn and Ed Delahanty.
His first hit, a triple, came on September 17th, 2000 against the Florida Marlins, he played only 14 games that season.
If Rollins lives out the length of his contract, he could find himself at the top of that list surpassing Schmidts mark of 2,234. That franchise milestone would supplant him in the top-200 in MLB history, certainly worthy of Cooperstown discussion.
“I don’t even know the numbers in front of me, we can worry about that at a later date,” Rollins added.
Rollins had his family at the ballpark in Cincinnati tonight, his wife Johari and the couples first child Camryn Drew who was born in June.
The Phillies lost the game 2-1, behind yet another solid outing from Kyle Kendrick who surrendered a sixth inning 2-run home run to Jay Bruce, his 31st of the season.
Roy Halladay and the Phillies look to return home with a winning record on this road trip with a victory tomorrow afternoon against the Reds.