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NL Pennants (1)

Wild card berths (3)
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The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. The team's home venue is Coors Field, located in the Lower Downtown area of Denver. The Rockies have won one National League championship, in 2007, after having won 21 of their final 22 games in order to secure a Wild Card position. In the World Series they were swept by the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox in four games. They are one of two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other team are the Rockies' expansion brethren, the Miami Marlins).


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Denver had long been a hotbed of Denver Bears/Zephyrs Minor League Baseball and many in the area desired a Major League team. Following the Pittsburgh drug trials, an unsuccessful attempt was made to purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates and relocate them. However, in 1991, as part of Major League Baseball's two-team expansion (they also added the Florida (now Miami) Marlins), an ownership group representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael I. Monus were granted a franchise; they took the name "Rockies" due to Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, which is reflected in their logo. Monus and Antonucci were forced to drop out in 1992 after Monus' reputation was ruined by an accounting scandal. Trucking magnate Jerry McMorris stepped in at the 11th hour to save the franchise, allowing the team to begin play in 1993. The Rockies shared Mile High Stadium (which had originally been built for the Bears) with the National Football League (NFL)'s Denver Broncos for their first two seasons while Coors Field was constructed. It was completed for the 1995 Major League Baseball season.

In 1993, they started play in the Western division of the National League. Since that date, the Rockies have reached the Major League Baseball postseason three times, each time as the National League wild card team. Twice (1995 and 2009) they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. In 2007, the Rockies advanced to the World Series, only to be swept by the Boston Red Sox.

The Rockies have played their home games at Coors Field since 1995. Their newest Spring training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, opened in March 2011 and is shared with the Arizona Diamondbacks.


At the start of the 2012 season, the Rockies introduced "Purple Mondays" in which the team wears its purple uniform every Monday game day.

Baseball Hall of Famers

No inducted members of the Baseball Hall of Fame have played for or managed the Rockies.


  • 1997 – Larry Walker

  • 2007 – Matt Holliday
  • NL Rookie of the Year

  • In 1998, Todd Helton finished second in Rookie of the Year voting (won by Kerry Wood)
  • 2002 – Jason Jennings
  • In 2007, Troy Tulowitzki finished second in Rookie of the Year voting (won by Ryan Braun).
  • Silver Slugger Award

  • Dante Bichette (1995)
  • Vinny Castilla (1995, 1997–98)
  • Andrés Galarraga (1996)
  • Eric Young (1996)
  • Ellis Burks (1996)
  • Larry Walker (1997, 1999)
  • Mike Hampton (2001–02)
  • Todd Helton (2000–03)
  • Matt Holliday (2006–08)
  • Carlos González (2010, 2015)
  • Troy Tulowitzki (2010–11)
  • Michael Cuddyer (2013)
  • Nolan Arenado (2015–16)
  • Charlie Blackmon (2016)
  • Hank Aaron Award

  • 2000 – Todd Helton
  • Gold Glove Award

  • Larry Walker (1997–99, 2001–02)
  • Neifi Pérez (2000)
  • Todd Helton (2001–02, 2004)
  • Carlos González (2010, 2012–13)
  • Troy Tulowitzki (2010–11)
  • Nolan Arenado (2013–16)
  • DJ LeMahieu (2014)
  • Manager of the Year Award

  • 1995 – Don Baylor
  • 2009 – Jim Tracy
  • DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)

  • Larry Walker – voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value
  • Team award

  • 2007 – Warren Giles Trophy (National League champion)
  • 2007 – Baseball America Organization of the Year
  • Retired numbers

    Todd Helton is the sole Colorado player to have his number (17) retired, which was done on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

    Jackie Robinson's number, 42, was retired throughout all of baseball in 1997.

    Keli McGregor had worked with the Rockies since their inception in 1993, rising from senior director of operations to team president in 2002, until his death on April 20, 2010. He is honored at Coors Field alongside Helton and Robinson with his initials.

    Radio and television

    As of 2010, Rockies' flagship radio station is KOA 850AM, with some late-season games broadcast on KHOW 630 AM due to conflicts with Denver Broncos games. Jerry Schemmel and Jack Corrigan are the radio announcers which both serve as backup TV announcers whenever Drew Goodman is not on the broadcast. The Rockies Radio Network is composed of 38 affiliate stations in eight states.

    As of 2013, Spanish broadcasts of the Rockies are heard on KNRV 1150 AM.

    As of 2013, all games will be produced and televised by Root Sports Rocky Mountain. All 150 games produced by Root Sports Rocky Mountain will be broadcast in HD. Jeff Huson, Drew Goodman and George Frazier form the TV broadcast team with Marc Stout, Jenny Cavnar, Ryan Spilborghs, Jason Hirsh and Cory Sullivan handling the pre-game and post-game shows.


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