Jimmy Rollins is a former professional shortstop. After growing up in Alameda, California, and attending Encinal High School, Rollins was drafted by the Phillies in the second round of the 1996 MLB draft.
Rollins played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox. After spending most of five seasons with Phillies minor league teams, he made his big league debut on September 17, 2000. At the major league level, Rollins quickly earned recognition as an excellent defensive shortstop. In 2001, he became the Phillies' leadoff hitter, a role he retained for almost ten years. Rollins made three All-Star Game appearances in his career. While with the Phillies, he compiled a 38-game hitting streak, which spanned the end of the 2005 season and the start of the 2006 season, the longest in team history at that point. Rollins was named the 2007 NL MVP, as the Phillies won their division in the first of five consecutive seasons. He was also a key component of the 2008 World Series champion team that defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rollins is also active politically and campaigned for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Rollins is an investor for esports team NRG Esports.