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Rollins' triple-less streaks

Jimmy Rollins ended a 103-game triple-less streak on Sept. 19.

Rollins' triple-less streaks

Originally posted as "Phillies Blogathon: Hour 23"

The Phils didn't do much hitting in the games immediately after they clinched the division title, but one good thing did come from the plate in those games: Jimmy Rollins finally hit a triple.

Rollins, who had been stuck on 99 three-baggers since May 3 , reached triple triple digits on Sept. 19 — ending his triple-less game streak at 103.

Rollins' longest such droughts, with dates of the book-ending triples:

103 games       May 3, 2011 Sept. 19, 2011
  63 games Aug. 25, 2008 May 16, 2009
  61 games June 25, 2003 Sept. 6, 2003
  55 games Aug. 18, 2010      May 3, 2011
  49 games May 16, 2009 July 19, 2009
  46 games Sept. 30, 2007 June 15, 2008    
  43 games May 7, 2006 June 26, 2006
  39 games April 5, 2010 July 24, 2010
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