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In his 13th year with the Phillies, Jimmy Rollins, 33, is building his legacy

Originally Published: September 20, 2012
By Steve Wulf | ESPN The Magazine

THE YEAR BEGINS the way it should have ended, with Jimmy Rollins carried around a field on the upraised hands of grateful players. But the field isn't a major league diamond; it's a sandlot in Kampala's Nsambya ghetto. And the players aren't Phillies; they're Ugandans showing their appreciation for an act of kindness.

For several days in January, Rollins has been traveling from town to ghetto, teaching players the intricacies of everything from the pivot to sunflower ...

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