Rollins Sets Phillies Hit Record
(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) -- Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-4 for the Phillies in a 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at home. His one hit, however, broke Mike Schmidt's franchise record for hits in a career of 2,234.
The game was briefly delayed in the fifth for a brief celebration that Schmidt participated in. A Hall of Famer, Schmidt retrieved the bat for Rollins before delivering it to him at first, along with a hug and a high-five.
"I told him, `Congrats, it couldn't happen to a better guy," Schmidt said later in the game. "I'm glad I was here. My heart is pounding."
Rollins received a standing ovation in each of his at-bats, but grounded out and lined out in his first two attempts at the record. The shortstop would later score in the fifth on Dominic Brown's three-run homer that put the game out of reach.
Chase Utley also homered as Philly won their fourth game in five tries. Schmidt's record had stood since 1989 before Rollins took it over.
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