Sunday, May 05, 2019

Remembering the career of Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins officially retired last night at Citizens Bank Park, a place that he opened back in 2004 coming from the old Veterans Stadium and was one of the longest tenured Phillies player on the team when he left the Phillies after the 2014 season, Rollins went to the LA Dodgers for a full season in 2015, and then in 2016, the Chicago White Sox for 44 games until the end of his career.

Rollins was the spark plug of the Phillies, he was a constant in the Phillies best finishes in many years in 2007 through 2010. This arguably is one of the best times ever in Phillies history in terms of success for the team. He was outspoken at times, and a bit brash but proved himself on the field in game after game.

Rollins declared the Phillies, "The Team To Beat" in the National League East many years ago and that set the bar for the team who really were talented and ended up winning the 2008 World Series and playing in the 2009 World Series against the Yankees.

Everything wasn't perfect in his career, and that is what happens to many sometimes. Rollins was criticized frequently for not running all out at certain times, the term that was coined is "J-Stoll" in contrast to his nickname 'J-Roll'. Jimmy tried to explain the reason for this, though it didn't really register in the minds of true baseball watchers.

Jimmy's career is very solid with the numbers, even winning the MVP for the National League in 2007. Rollins career numbers are in line with other players who have made the Hall of Fame, it will be interesting to see if Rollins fares well in that category in 5 years time.

Here is the numbers over Jimmy's career:

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Awards
17 Y17 Y17 Y17 Y2275929414212455511115231936470
162 162 162 162 162662101175368166733
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Awards
PHI PHI PHI PHI 2090862813252306479111216887453
LAD LAD LAD LAD 14451771116243134112
CHW CHW CHW CHW 41149253381285
NL (NL (NL (NL (2234914513962422503114229928465
AL (AL (AL (AL (41149253381285
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 5/5/2019.

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