An update on Phillies' pursuit of career milestones after the jump...
- Rollins has now stolen 30 bases in a season for the 10th time. That's tied for 18th in MLB history. The only shortstops with more are Ozzie Smith and Bert Campaneris, who each have 11.
- He needs 5 more total bases (266 total) to tie Ed Delahanty for 2nd most in Phillies history with 3,230, behind only Mike Schmidt, who is out of reach at 4,404. Rollins is already 2nd in Phils history in extra base hits.
- Scoring 4 more runs will give give him 100 for the 6th time in his career.
- He nees 4 RBIs (70 total) to tie Cy Williams for 11th in Phillies history, at 795.
- His next triple (6th) will tie Sam Thompson for 3rd on the Phillies list at 106.
More on Rollins' climb up the Phillies record book in this recent milestones post.
Ed Delahanty's name comes up a lot in the Phillies record book, so who was he? There is a good biography at SABR.org, but (while this won't do him justice) these are the highlights:
- he was one of 5 brothers in the majors (and one of the few times that the Phillies had the "good" brother)
- played 16 years, from 1888 to 1903, and 13 of those with the Phillies
- primarily a left fielder, but could also play center
- batted right-handed and hit over .400 three times, finishing with a .346 career average
- led the league in slugging 4 times, and in OPS 5
- died when he jumped or drunkenly fell into the Niagara River in July 1903
- elected into the Hall of Fame in 1945
- Utley's ground rule double last night tied him with Sam Thompson for 9th most in Phillies history, at 272.
- When he was hit by a pitch in the 9th (his 11th this year) he became the 22nd player in MLB history to get plunked 150 times.
- His next HBP will tie him with Chet Lemon for 21st all-time.
- He has 198 home runs and needs 2 more (12 total this year) to become the 9th Phillie to reach 200.
- He needs 2 home runs in his next 3 games in order to reach 300 in the second fewest games, ahead of Juan Gonzalez (purportedly through the wonders of science, Juan Gone had 340 dingers before his 30th birthday):
Below are the fastest in terms of fewest at bats -- Howard had set the record for the first 100 and first 200 home runs, before falling off the pace. He now has 4,031 career at bats.
- In other stats, Howard needs 3 extra base hits to tie Pat Burrell for 9th most in Phillies history, at 518.
- Doc's next loss (his 8th of the year) will be the 100th of his career.
- He also needs 2 wins (12 total) to reach 200. He will become the 3rd active pitcher with 200+, joining Jamie Moyer (269) and Andy Petitte (243).
- Reached 200 K's for the 2nd time in his career. If he can average 200 per season through his 2019 option year, he would finish with about 2,700, still behind Steve Carlton's team record 3,031, but well ahead of current #2 Robin Roberts (1,871). He would have to average 247 per year through 2019 to pass Carlton.
- His start on Wednesday moved him ahead of Jim Bunning into 8th place in games started in Phils history with 209. Ahead of him are: Carlton 499, Roberts 472, Short 301, Alexander 280, Simmons 262, Schilling 226, and Christenson 220. Barring major injury he should wind up 3rd on the list.
- On Monday Lee became the 26th active pitcher, and 185th in history, to reach 1,500 strikeouts in his career.
- His next save (37th) will tie Todd Worrell for 30th All-time at 256.