Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rollins Rolling Another 20

Rollins Rolling Another 20

Rollins Rolling Another 20

It didn't take long for Jimmy Rollins to get to 20 home runs Friday night. And it didn't take long for @mitchgolich to point out he is the 12th SS to reach 20 HRs in four separate seasons.

Also, only 10 players in Phillies history have more 20-homer seasons than Jimmy Rollins. That list is below:


 Player  Yrs. 
 Mike Schmidt
 14  1974-87
 Pat Burrell
 Del Ennis
 1948-50, 52-56
 Ryan Howard
 Bobby Abreu
 Dick Allen
 Chuck Klein
 1929-33, 36
 Chase Utley
 Scott Rolen
 Greg Luzinski
 1973, 1975-78
 Jimmy Rollins
 2006-07, 09, 12 
 Cy Williams
 1922-24, 27
 Johnny Callison   
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