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Rollins joins illustrious list of franchise hits leaders

Elite company includes Aaron, Musial and active players Jeter, Wright

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Jimmy Rollins on Saturday became the Phillies' all-time hits leader with a fifth-inning single against the Cubs. The base hit was the 2,235th of his career, moving him past Hall of Famer and three-time MVP Mike Schmidt.

Rollins, who entered the day tied with Schmidt atop the Phillies' all-time list, accomplished the feat in front of his home crowd at Citizens Bank Park -- the same stadium he has called home for 11 of his 15 years in Philadelphia.

Thanks for all of the support throughout my career and for all the congratulatory tweets! Yesterday was awesome and I did not expect the....

— Jimmy Rollins (@JimmyRollins11) June 15, 2014


In setting the club mark, Rollins joins an illustrious list of franchise hits leaders that includes the likes of Hank Aaron (Braves) and Stan Musial (Cardinals), as well as active players Derek Jeter (Yankees) and David Wright (Mets), who are both still with the organizations for which they hold the record.

Here's the complete list of franchise hits leaders:

Angels: Garret Anderson (2,368)

Astros: Craig Biggio (3,060)

Athletics: Bert Campaneris (1,882)

Blue Jays: Tony Fernandez (1,583)

Braves: Hank Aaron (3,600)

Brewers: Robin Yount (3,142)

Cardinals: Stan Musial (3,630)

Cubs: Cap Anson (3,011)

D-backs: Luis Gonzalez (1,337)

Dodgers: Zack Wheat (2,804)

Giants: Willie Mays (3,187)

Indians: Nap Lajoie (2,052)**

Mariners: Ichiro Suzuki (2,533)*

Marlins: Luis Castillo (1,273)

Mets: David Wright (1,632)*

Nationals: Tim Wallach (1,694)***

Orioles: Cal Ripken (3,184)

Padres: Tony Gwynn (3,141)

Phillies: Jimmy Rollins (2,235)*

Pirates: Roberto Clemente (3,000)

Rangers: Michael Young (2,230)

Rays: Carl Crawford (1,480)*

Red Sox: Carl Yastrzemski (3,419)

Reds: Pete Rose (3,358)

Rockies: Todd Helton (2,519)

Royals: George Brett (3,154)

Tigers: Ty Cobb (3,902)**

Twins: Sam Rice (2,889)****

White Sox: Luke Appling (2,749)

Yankees: Derek Jeter (3,379)*

*Active players

**There are historical discrepancies for Cobb and Lajoie. Baseball-reference.com lists Cobb with 3,900 and Lajoie with 2,047.

*** While playing for the Montreal Expos

**** While playing for the Washington Senators

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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