Phillies: Five Greatest Moments in Franchise History

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PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton greets Jamie Moyer #50 of the Phillies after Carlton threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Four of the 2009 MLB World Series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on November 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton greets Jamie Moyer #50 of the Phillies after Carlton threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Four of the 2009 MLB World Series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on November 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 14: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs and is congratulated by former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt #20 on June 14, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This single makes Jimmy Rollins the all-time Phillies career hit leader with 2,235 hits. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 14: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs and is congratulated by former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt #20 on June 14, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This single makes Jimmy Rollins the all-time Phillies career hit leader with 2,235 hits. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

5. team. 6. . . . Jimmy Rollins passes Mike Schmidt on All-Time Hits List

For the longest time, Phillies legend Mike Schmidt was the all-time hit leader with 2,234 hits he accumulated during his seventeen seasons in Philadelphia.

Another legend passed him in the most recent years. That legend was Jimmy Rollins. On June 14th of 2014, Rollins passed Schmidt with a single against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Aside from the fact that he is a part of the all-time hits leader-board in franchise history, the moment happened at Citizens Bank Park, in front of home fans.

Rollins finished his Phillies career with 2,306 hits and 2,455 altogether. In addition to leading the franchise in hits, he is also first in at-bats and doubles. Rollins ranks second in games played, plate appearances, and total bases to Schmidt in franchise history.

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