Burrell, Rollins on scene

Posted: October 22, 2008

2000: Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins arrived this year. Curt Schilling and Terry Francona exited, both moving on to World Series stardom in other cities. Despite playing in just 111 games, Burrell led NL rookies in homers (18) and RBIs (79). Rollins was a September call-up. 2008: Ten years after he was the top overall pick in the draft, he has averaged 31 homers and 98 RBIs the last four seasons, helping the Phils win division titles in 2007 and 2008 and will be a free agent after the World Series.


Jim Salisbury was the Phillies beat writer for The Inquirer in 2000.

Remembering 2000

Average price of a gallon of gas: $1.51.

Phillies' record: 65-97, fifth place.

Phillies' attendance: 1,612,769.

Phillies' first-round pick: Chase Utley, 2B.

Remember this? Mail-order giant Montgomery-Ward goes out of business. (Executives blame lag in high-buttoned shoes orders.)

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