PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Rollins passed Mike Schmidt as the Philadelphia Phillies' hits leader with 2,235 when he singled leading off the fifth inning Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.
Schmidt, a Phillies TV analyst for Sunday games, retrieved Rollins' bat after the milestone single to right off right-hander Edwin Jackson. He greeted Rollins with a high-five and hug at first base. The entire Phillies team then came out from the dugout to offer congratulatory hugs and handshakes.
Once the Phillies left the field, Schmidt took Rollins' hand and held it in the air to the cheers. The pair was then given a standing ovation as fireworks erupted from the large video board in left field.
The 35-year-old Rollins received a loud ovation when he came to the plate his first two times up Saturday, but he grounded out to first on the second pitch he saw in the first inning and lined out sharply to first in the second.
The switch-hitter led off the fifth batting from the left side and drove Jackson's 3-1 offering sharply into right field for his record-setting hit.
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