On Sunday, April 27, 2014; The Colorado Rockies’ Third Baseman, Nolan Arenado finished out a 17-game hitting streak. So far in the 2014 Season, Arenado has gotten 31 hits out of 104 at bats, 4 home runs, and a Batting Average of .298. Currently, the Colorado Rockies are in Second Place in the National League West Division.
This also means, of course, that Spring Training is just around the corner! During the Off Season, The Rockies signed Relief Pitcher, LaTroy Hawkins. They also signed Catcher, Michael McKenrey to a Minor League Contract as protection for Wilin Rosario, the starting Catcher for the Colorado Rockies.
Todd Helton spent all of his 17 years in Major League Baseball in a Colorado Rockies Uniform. He retired after the 2013 Season. The Colorado Rockies then decided that no one will ever wear “Number 17” again. Todd Helton became the very first player in the History of the Colorado Rockies to have his number retired.
Todd Helton retired from Major League Baseball at the end of the 2013 Season. He played a total of 17 years in the Major Leagues, and all of them with the Colorado Rockies. Here are some of his all time records which could qualify him for induction into Cooperstown in a few years:
a) .316 Lifetime Batting Average.
b) 1406 Career RBI’s.
c) Five Consecutive All Star Games (2000 to 2004).
d) 3 Golden Glove Awards.
e) 592 Doubles (Rank 16 on all time list).
f) .953 OPS (Rank 19 on all time list).
g) 998 Extra Base Hits (Rank 37 on all time list).