Jimmy Rollins will throw out the first pitch for Game 4 of the World Series
Phillies legend Jimmy Rollins is set to throw out the first pitch for Game 4 of the World Series, the former shortstop just announced on 94.1 WIP.
The Phillies’ magical playoff run has been highlighted by many ’08 greats, including Jayson Werth, Matt Stairs, Shane Victorino, Pat Burrell, and more. Now, it’s the great Jimmy Rollins’ turn.
Jimmy Rollins was a career .267/.327/.424 hitter in Philadelphia. The legendary shortstop tallied over 9,500 at-bats in Philadelphia, with 216 HRs, 887 RBIs, 470 stolen bases, and a career OPS of .751. J-Roll’s name was on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2022, finishing with 9.4% of the votes, passing the requirement of 5% to keep him on the ballot for 2023. Rollins, along with Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, formed one of the best infield trios Major League Baseball has ever seen.
Rollins will go down as the greatest shortstop in Phillies history and one of the best infielders I’ve ever witnessed on the diamond. Jimmy had many big hits for the Phillies over the years, including a walk-off double in the bottom of the 9th of the 2009 NLCS.
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There have been rumors about Bernie Parent throwing out the first pitch for Game 3, and with all due respect to Parent, that would be an absolute disaster. Chase Utley needs to do Game 3, Rollins will do Game 4, and Brad Lidge should throw it for Game 5 with Carlos Ruiz behind the plate.
Game 1 of the World Series kicks off in five hours. Lock in, and GO PHILS.
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