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Jimmy Rollins in the First
Jimmy Rollins has hit most of his career home runs in the first inning.
Jimmy Rollins, who clubbed his 38th leadoff home run Sunday (at left), has more first-inning home runs (41) in his career than in any other inning. (He hit three first-inning home runs early in his career while batting second.)
But his HR/AB percentage for the initial frame (2.80%) is second to that in the fourth inning, when he goes long more than four percent of the time.
By the way, the Phillies are now 10-2 in the last 12 games in which has hit a leadoff home run.
Here are Rollins' career HR by inning: