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VIDEO: Jimmy Rollins passes Mike Schmidt for the Phillies’ all-time hit record

Jun 14, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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After tying Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt for the Phillies’ all-time hit record last night, Jimmy Rollins singled to right field off Cubs right-hander in the fifth inning this afternoon to stand alone in franchise history with the 2,235th hit of his career.

The game was temporarily halted at Citizens Bank Park to acknowledge Rollins’ accomplishment. Fireworks went off at the stadium as Rollins was congratulated by Schmidt and his teammates. There hasn’t been much for Phillies fans to cheer about this year, but it was a very cool moment.

You can watch video of the hit and the celebration below:

Read more coverage of Rollins’ record and a look back at some of his “greatest hits” via Jim Salisbury of

Today is about celebrating an awesome benchmark for Rollins, but the trade talk figures to pick up now that the record is out of the way. Of course, Rollins has 10-and-5 rights, which means that he can control his own destiny. He’s owed about $6 million for the rest of the season while his contract includes a vesting option for 2015.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    It is a sacrilege. How dare he?

    • dan1111 - Jun 14, 2014 at 5:51 PM

      I say, good for him, and may he get even more hits.

      It doesn’t threaten Mike Schmidt at all.

    • aphillieated - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      WTF is wrong with you

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

        Don’t you know about the great Mike Schmidt?

    • historiophiliac - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

      Drinking & playing with Phans today are we?

  2. nbjays - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    And he did it in 390 fewer games than Schmidt. Well done!

    • cohnjusack - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

      …yet almost the exact same number of at bats. (8352 vs 8327). Schmidt drew a ton of walks, Rollins…not nearly as many.

      As a result, he has the hit record, but still has to get on base 824 more times to match Schmidt’s total.

      • American of African Descent - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

        When someone’s having a parade, do you root for a thunderstorm?

      • cohnjusack - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:17 PM

        Well, the “parade” was implying that it was some great feat that Rollins topped Schmidt in 390 fewer games, which ignored the fact that they actually had nearly identical numbers of at bats. That is a parade that very much deserves to be rained on thank you very much.

      • American of African Descent - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

        Schmidt also has more home runs, more MVP awards, more gold gloves, and is considered to be the best player ever at the position. Want to bring that up, too?

        Rollins is not going to de–throne Schmidt anytime soon. So sit down, relax, and enjoy the celebration.

      • daveitsgood - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:26 PM

        Ok. I’m convinced. Schmidt is better than Rollins.

      • sportsfan18 - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        Rollins is WAY below league average in on base percentage.

        Also, Rollins’ OPS+ for his career is only 97. League average is 100.

        Just facts, that’s all I like to mention. Nothing to argue about that way.

        Takes opinions out of the equation, because a 97 career OPS+ IS below 100, which IS league average.


  3. tfbuckfutter - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    FINALLY….a marginal contender can trade for a shortstop who will help them miss the playoffs.

  4. aphillieated - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Congrats to J-Roll! I hope he finishes his career with the Phillies!

    • renaado - Jun 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      Phillies better need to perform well next year if this is to happen.

  5. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    I’m gonna be perfectly blunt with you…I happened to set a record recently as well, most hits in the history of the Green Team. My teammates call me Roll-J and I can assure you I’ve accounted for way more hits than 2,235. You can say I’ve pretty much smoked the competition.

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      well that lets us know you’re neither a captain nor wise…

      better get a new username…

  6. courtjester1234 - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Can’t we all play nice today? It’s a hitting record not an OBP. Jimmy was her when we absolutely sucked AND when they took the WS. The season is long and yes he may have had a couple of incidents but he never did that during the post season. He’s the guy who told he Muts to step aside because Philly was the Beast of the East and backed it up too

  7. greymares - Jun 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    lifetime Philly fan not the biggest Jimmy Rollins fan but he earned the record and i congratulate him for it. I don’t see the team changing much because there are too many guys that aren’t tradeable. So Rollins Utley Howard will be the starters for the next 3 yrs so here’s hoping they play better.

  8. scotttheskeptic - Jun 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Also one who has never been a big fan of Rollins, but I congratulate him on the milestone.

    To those who do not comprehend the conflicted feelings of some of us, he has the talent to be in the discussion of all-time great shortstops, but he chose to be a “red-light” player. This may sound weird, but he really hasn’t played to his potential.

  9. megary - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Congratulations Jimmy. Fantastic accomplishment that I’m sure Calcaterra will do his best to belittle on Monday.

    As an Tribe fan, here’s hoping you don’t end up in Detroit.

  10. mungman69 - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Ok Jimmy, waive the no trade clause and play for a winner, you deserve it.

  11. jimmywho14 - Jun 14, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Let’s leave the trade talk for another day. Congrats to J-Roll on a hell of an achievement ! You have earned this moment, thru the good and bad times you have been a constant. I hope you enjoy the moment, you deserve it.

  12. rje49 - Jun 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Can’t say I can recall a team record ever being such a big deal.

    • stupidusername - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      It’s really simple with the amazing technology we have these days. We call it Google. All you have to do is type in “Derek Jeter 27” and it will even auto-finish it for you with “22 hit video.”

  13. greenkeeper15 - Jun 15, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    thank you jimmy, keep em coming

  14. phillysports1 - Jun 15, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    Opposing fans worry about J-Roll so much .. Why ?

  15. pastabelly - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:06 AM

    Wait a minute. Nobody in Phillies history has 3,000 hits or even close. That’s more remarkable.

    • stupidusername - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      It’s not at all. It’s total hits for that one franchise.

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