Tuesday, September 04, 2012

2,000 Hits puts Jimmy Rollins in great company





Jimmy Rollins has been playing baseball for sometime now. He made his debut way back in 2000, and now in 2012, Rollins has joined an exclusive club. The 2,000 hit club was joined by Jimmy with a hit in Cincinnati against the Reds on Tuesday night, September 4th. The hit was a double down first base, and moved Jimmy into some great company.

Rollins now joins other fellow teammates with the 2,000 hit plateau. Rollins joins, Juan Pierre, and Placido Polanco who also have 2,000 or more hits in their career.

Interestingly, a pitcher on the team that Rollins and the Phillies are facing in Cincinnati has the dubious distinction of giving up a total of 2,000 or more hits to batters, that is Bronson Arroyo who has played in the MLB during the same years that Jimmy has been playing, 2000 to '12.

Longtime Phillies shortstop of the 1970's and early 80's, Larry Bowa, finished up his career with 2,191 hits in his career. So next up is for Jimmy to pass Bowa for this feat.

Rollins has made a lot of statements that 2,000 hits is nice, but he has his sights on 3,000 if he can do it.

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