For each of their home games throughout their thrilling journey to the Fall Classic, the Phillies have selected former members of their 2008 World Series-winning club to throw out the first pitch.
Shane Victorino, Pat Burrell, Matt Stairs, Ryan Howard, and Jayson Werth have been the starting lineup thus far in this series.
Jimmy Rollins, the leadoff hitter and shortstop for the 2008 World Champions, stated on 94 WIP this afternoon that he will throw out the opening pitch for the World Series Game 4 on Tuesday at CBP.
Rollins played a crucial role in the Phillies' Golden Era, which spanned from 2007 to 2001 and saw them win five straight National League championships.
By hitting leadoff home runs in the decisive games of both series, the Phillies were able to defeat the Brewers in the NLDS and the Dodgers in the NLCS.
The player known as "J-Roll" spent 15 seasons wearing red pinstripes after being selected by the Phillies.
During the team's five-year reign at the top of the National League, no player appeared to be in the middle of more significant events.
At the risk of unfairly equating this year's team with the 2008 Phillies, Rollins and company were flawless at Citizens Bank Park the year they captured the entire globe (7-0).