Colorado Rockies Tailgating

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Coors Field is a baseball venue located in Denver, Colorado. It is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. Wikipedia
Capacity: 50,445
Opened: April 26, 1995
Address: 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 292-0200Coors-pic

 

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The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in DenverColorado. They are currently members of theNational League West Division. Their home venue is Coors Field. Their manager is Walt Weiss.

The Colorado Rockies have won one National League championship (2007). They mounted a spirited rally in the last month of the 2007 regular season, winning 21 of their final 22 games, and qualified for the 2007 World Series. However, they lost to the American Leaguechampion Boston Red Sox four games to none.

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History[edit]

Denver had long been a hotbed of 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. They began play in 1993, sharing Mile High Stadium with the National Football League‘s Denver Broncos 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 MLB 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 all the way to the World Series, only to be swept by the Boston Red Sox.

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The Rockies play their home games at Coors Field. Their newest Spring Training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, opened in March 2011 and is shared with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season record[edit]

Uniform[edit]

Further information: Major League Baseball uniforms

At the start of the 2012 season, the Rockies introduced “Purple Mondays” in which the team wears its purple uniform every Monday gameday.

Quick facts[edit]

Founded: 1991
Began play: 1993 (National League expansion)
Uniform colors: Black, purple, silver, and white
Logo design: Purple mountain with baseball
Team mascot: Dinger, a purple anthropomorphized triceratops
Playoff appearances (3): 1995, 2007, 2009
Owners: Linda G. Alvarado, Pete Coors, Lee Larson, Marne Obernauer, Sr., Marne Obernauer, Jr., Denver Newspaper Agency, Coors Brewing Co., Clear Channel Communications, and Beverage Distributors Corp., Dick and Charlie Monfort[1]
Chairman & CEO: Charles Monfort
Vice Chairman: Richard Monfort
President: Vacant
General Manager: Dan O’Dowd
Local Television: ROOT Sports
Spring Training Facility: Salt River Fields at Talking StickScottsdale, Arizona (2011 – present)

Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

As of the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame election, no inducted members have played or managed for the Rockies.

Individual awards[edit]

NL MVP[edit]

NLCS MVP[edit]

NL Rookie of the Year[edit]

  • 1998 Todd Helton second in Rookie of the Year vote (Won by Kerry Wood)
  • 2002 – Jason Jennings
  • In 2007, Troy Tulowitzki finished second in Rookie Of the Year voting.

Silver Slugger Award[edit]

Hank Aaron Award[edit]

Gold Glove Award[edit]

Manager of the Year Award[edit]

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

  • 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[edit]