Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rollins Breaks Schmidt's All-Time Phillies Hits Record

2014 Chachi #51
Phillies 7, Cubs 4
Game 66 - Saturday Afternoon, June 14th in Philadelphia
Record - 29-37, Tied for 4th Place, 5 1/2 games behind the Braves and Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Jimmy Rollins became the franchise's all-time hits leader with a single in the fifth inning and the Phillies went on to defeat the Cubs, 7-4.

What It Means:  This was pretty cool.  My family gathered at my sister and brother-in-law's house yesterday afternoon to celebrate my niece Julie's first birthday.  Most of us gathered around the television to watch Rollins' record breaking hit, and it was fitting that such a big Phillies occasion was shared in such a meaningful family setting.

What Happened:  This game will be remembered for Rollins' big hit, but Chase Utley and Domonic Brown contributed home runs that helped secure the win.  Utley's was a solo shot in the first while Brown's was a three-run home run in the fifth to give the Phillies a 7-3 lead.

Featured Card:  This feat definitely deserved its own Chachi Record Breakers card, modeled after the cards found at the beginning of the 1988 Topps set.  This is Rollins' second Record Breakers card in this year's set, with his first coming back on opening day.

Immediately after reaching first base, the former record holder, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, jogged onto the field to congratulate Rollins.  The greatest Phillies third baseman and the greatest Phillies shortstop shared the field for a few moments before the entire Phillies bench emptied out onto the field to congratulate Rollins.  Pretty cool indeed.

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