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Investors and athletes have a lot in common when you think about it. Ambition, discipline and a positive attitude often lead to success. The best players know the value of both offense and defense. Hot streaks and cold streaks are inevitable. And one guiding principal helps in surviving the slumps: stay in the game.

Few people exemplify these qualities more than Jimmy Rollins, All Star shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cramer said. Rollins, who won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2007 and helped lead his team to victory in the 2008 World Series, is “the inspiration behind the champs.” He’s got the “mental toughness and a desire to succeed” that have “created a winning attitude that pervades a whole team.” And these are just the traits that Cramer looked for when he was hiring at his hedge fund.

“His style of play,” Cramer said of Rollins, “is perhaps the most applicable to what I teach on this show of any player in the game today.”

Rollins and the Phillies take on the Pittsburg Pirates Friday night, but he called into Mad Money to talk with Cramer about the winning traits needed in both sports and stocks. Watch the video for the full interview.

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