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Jimmy Rollins hits 500th double of his career

Rollins is one of 60 players in major league history to reach the milestone.

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a double to left field off Scott Kazmir of the Astros in the sixth inning on Saturday at Minute Maid Park, giving Rollins 500 career doubles.

Rollins is the 60th player in major league history with 500 doubles, and just the sixth player to do so while playing at least half of his career games at shortstop, joining Honus Wagner, Cal Ripken, Robin Yount, Derek Jeter and Joe Cronin. That's four Hall of Famers and a 2020 first-ballot lock in Jeter.

The milestone nearly happened in the fourth inning on Saturday, when Rollins singled to left center field, but was thrown out on a close play trying to stretch it at second base. The Dodgers challenged the call, but upon replay review the out call was upheld.

Rollins is fifth on the active doubles list, and is third on the active triples list with 113.

He has hit 13 of his 21 doubles this season at Dodger Stadium.

Rollins has 21 doubles on the season, the 14th time in 15 years he has hit at least that many. The only season in that span that he didn't reach 20 doubles was in 2010, when Rollins had 16 doubles in 88 games.

All 21 of Rollins' doubles this season have come as a shortstop, putting him on pace for 28 on the season. Since 1914, only six times has a Dodger hit as many as 30 doubles as a shortstop — Pee Wee Reese (1954) 35, Hanley Ramirez (2014) 32, Cesar Izturis (2004) 32, Rafael Furcal (2006) 32, Bill Russell (1978) 32, and Reese (1948) 31.

Rollins averaged 34 doubles per season from 2001-2014, with a career high of 45 in 2006.

Rollins is one of 12 members of the 500-double club to at one point play for the Dodgers, joining Paul Waner, Luis Gonzalez, Bobby Abreu, Jeff Kent, Eddie Murray, Manny Ramirez, Joe Medwick, Al Oliver, Frank Robinson, Garret Anderson and Rickey Henderson.

After just 18 extra-base hits in 76 games during the first three months of the season, Rollins has picked up the pace since the beginning of July, hitting .255/.305/.438 with 11 doubles, five home runs and a triple in 41 games.