Top individual Phillies seasons ages 35 and over
Shortstop: Jimmy Rollins (2014, age 35)
The franchise’s all-time leader in hits, Rollins was in his 14th Major League season in 2014 and his final in a Phillies’ uniform. Certainly past his prime, Rollins still had a productive season. He hit .243 with 22 doubles, 17 home runs, 55 RBI, 28 stolen bases and a .243 batting average.
Looking back on his first 13 seasons with the Phillies, Rollins was an All-Star in 2001, leading the league in triples and stolen bases. He also led the league in triples in 2002, 2004 and 2007. In fact, his 2007 campaign in which he hit .296 with 30 home runs, 94 RBI and a league-leading 139 runs scored earned him MVP honors.
Although most of his numbers dipped drastically during the 2008 season, Rollins was the key component at the top of the lineup for the franchise’s second World Series championship.
Rollins went on to win four Gold Glove awards, three All-Star appearances and a Silver Slugger award in a Phillies uniform. In 2015, Rollins hit just .224 in 144 games with the Dodgers and closed out his career hitting .221 in 41 games with the White Sox in 2016.
After the 2014 season, Rollins was traded to the Dodgers for minor-league pitchers Tom Windle and Zach Eflin. Rollins spent the year in Los Angeles and was rather unproductive with a .643 OPS. He made 41 appearances with the White Sox in 2016 but was released in the middle of the season.
Rollins retired with 2455 hits, 1421 runs, 511 doubles, 231 home runs, and 470 stolen bases. He ranks first in Phillies history in doubles and hits, third in runs and ninth in home runs.