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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 15, 2001: The battle of two first place teams draws 59,470 at Philadelphia as the Yanks lose a sloppy game to the Phils, 9–3. In the 5th, Jimmy Rollins takes 2B on a PB, then swipes 3rd for his 26th straight successful steal. Jorge Posada has three passed balls and should have been charged with a 4th, while Derek Jeter makes a critical error. Posada will lead the majors in PBs this year with 18.
»August 26, 2001:
The Diamondbacks score in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies, 4–3. Philadelphia rookie SS Jimmy Rollins is caught stealing in the 3rd inning, the first time in his career after a streak of 35 consecutive steals. Luis Gonzalez receives the ultimate compliment when the Phils give him an intentional walk with the bases empty. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gonzalez joins Manny RamirezJason Giambi, Mike Piazza, and Jim Thome as the only players to receive an intentional pass with the bases empty this season. Ramirez is the only one of the group to have been walked intentionally twice this year with no ducks on the pond.
»August 11, 2002:
The Phillies beat the Dodgers, 5–3, as Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins strokes five hits and steals two bases.