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Rollins set to pass Bowa for Opening Day starts


Jimmy Rollins keeps climbing in the Phillies' record book. With Opening Day just around the corner, Rollins is about to pass Larry Bowa again.

Here's a list of the most consecutive starts by position on Opening Day in Phillies history:

Robin Roberts, 12 (1950-61)

Mike Lieberthal, 10, (1997-2006)

First base
Fred Luderus, 9 (1911-19)

Second base
Bill Hallman, 6 (1892-97)
Otto Knabe, 6 (1908-13)
Tony Taylor, 6 (1961-66)

Bowa, 12 (1970-81)
Rollins, 12 (2001-12)

Third base
Mike Schmidt, 16 (1974-89)

Left field
Greg Luzinski, 9 (1972-80)

Center field
Roy Thomas, 9 (1900-08)

Right field
Sam Thompson, 10 (1889-98)

Harry Wright, 10 (4-6 record)
Gene Mauch, 8 (6-2)
Charlie Manuel, 8 (4-4)

Larry Shenk is the vice president of alumni relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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