WATCH: Phillies Fans Greet Jimmy Rollins With Standing Ovation
Former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins returned to Philadelphia for the first time as an opponent on Tuesday night.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly penned Rollins at the lead off position tonight and the fans gave Rollins a standing ovation before the first pitch of the night.
Phillies beat writers on Twitter clocked it at about 40 seconds of cheers with Rollins doing his part in stepping out of the batters box so he could tip his blue Dodgers batting helmet to the crowd.
Rollins is the all-time leader for the franchise in hits, doubles and at bats and was a key member of the 2008 World Series team.
After 15 seasons with the Phillies, Rollins was sent to the Dodgers during the offseason to start a rebuild that the Phillies front office had been reluctant in doing.
Rollins struck out in his first at bat of the game, but finished with two hits on the night including a double to right field. He also committed an error at shortstop on a Carlos Ruiz ground ball.
The Phillies continue their series against Rollins and the Dodgers on Wednesday night.