Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rollins' Rock ... 33

Rollins notches another 33-double season.

Rollins' Rock ... 33

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. (H. Rumph Jr/AP)
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. (H. Rumph Jr/AP)

Jimmy Rollins roped his 33rd double of the year Monday as the Phillies started their last week of the season. By doing so, he becomes the 13th major leaguer to reach 33 two-baggers in 10 or more seasons. He already owned the Phillies' record for that ... Bobby Abreu is second with seven.


 First Yr.
 Last Yr.
 Tris Speaker  16  1911 (23)  1927 (39)
 Pete Rose  13  1965 (24)  1980 (39)
 Stan Musial  12  1943 (22)  1958 (37)
 Albert Pujols  11  2001 (21)  2012 (32)
 Bobby Abreu  11  1999 (25)  2010 (36)
 Todd Helton  11  1998 (24)  2009 (35)
 Craig Biggio  11  1993 (27)  2006 (40)
 George Brett  11  1975 (22)  1992 (39)
 Jeff Kent  10  1997 (29)  2007 (39)
 Manny Ramirez  10  1996 (24)  2008 (36)
 Joe Cronin  10  1930 (23)  1941 (34)
 Ty Cobb  10  1908 (21)  1924 (37)
 Jimmy Rollins  10  2002 (23)  2013 (34)

   *Age as of June 30 of that season.

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