On this day in 1978 one of the top players in Philadelphia Phillies history, Jimmy Rollins, was born.
The three-year All-Star, four-time Gold Glover and one-time MVP is arguably the best shortstop in Phillies history and he without a doubt played a huge role in developing a winning attitude in Philadelphia, where it was long thought to be nearly impossible. Rollins will one day be added to the Phillies Wall of Fame in Citizens Bank Park, having put together a Philadelphia career that will deserve to be remembered alongside other past Phillies greats.
Rollins may in fact be on the downside of his career and sure, we will be quick to point out his flaws when things are not going well, but I just cannot picture Rollins in any other baseball uniform. I am glad he's a Phillie, and no matter what happens in the final years of his career I believe he will be a Phillie for life.
Happy birthday Jimmy Rollins.
Here are my top five Jimmy Rollins moments, in no particular order....