To get 200 hits in a season, is a special achievement for any Major League player. For the Phillies specifically, no one is likely to reach this number in 2023; Trea Turner leads the team with 159 hits and just 16 games remaining at the time of writing.
Historically speaking, there have been 31 times when a Phillies player has reached 200 hits in a season. The top mark is 254 hits in 1929 by Lefty O'Doul, which is tied for the third-most in a season in Major League history.
The question is, who have been the most recent Phillies to achieve 200 hits in a year, and when? We look back at the last five Phillies players to accomplish this impressive feat.
Jimmy Rollins - 2007 (212 hits)
The 2007 season was a special one for the Phillies, as they would qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1993 (when they had gone to the World Series). Leading the way was Jimmy Rollins, with what turned out to be the best campaign of his 17 years in the Majors.
Rollins set a whole host of career bests during 2007, including home runs, RBI, OPS and OPS+. He would also lead the NL in runs and triples.
However, arguably the three-time All-Star's biggest individual accomplishment of the season, was reaching 200 hits. He'd come so close to achieving this just two years earlier, when he finished the 2005 campaign with 196 hits.
Rollins would not be denied in 2007, as he began the season with 33 hits during April. He would be fairly consistent throughout the year, reaching at least 30 hits every month.
The Oakland, California native entered the final month of the season with 173 hits, well on course to reach the magic 200. He would achieve this nine games from the end of the season against the Nationals, going on to complete the regular season with an impressive 212 hits.
Rollins' production inspired the Phillies as a whole, as they overcame a seven-game deficit with just 17 contests to go, to win the NL East. The team also scored the second-most runs in the Majors during the season.
While the Phillies would subsequently be swept 3-0 by the Rockies in the NLDS the foundation had been laid for the following season, when they would win their first World Series since 1980. As for Rollins, 2007 saw him voted NL MVP for the first time in his Major League career, which was a well-deserved accomplishment.