Twelve years into his career with the Phillies, Jimmy Rollins has already solidified his standing as the best shortstop ever to play for the franchise. In fact, there is Rollins and no one else. Larry Bowa was selected as the best shortstop in franchise history during the closing weekend at Veterans Stadium, but it didn't take Rollins long to surpass him. Meanwhile, Rollins' new contract should put him on the short list of the all-time greats for any position in Phillies history. There have not been too many players to last as long in Philadelphia as Rollins, with Mike Schmidt leading the way with 18 years of service. When Rollins suits up in April for his 13th season, only Schmidt, Tony Taylor, Robin Roberts, Chris Short, Curt Simmons and Steve Carlton will have served more time as a uniformed player.
Rollins will become an all-time great Phillie
CSN Philly | Dec 19