Found September 18, 2013 on The Sports Fan Journal:
In annals of Major League Baseball history, 2013 will forever be remembered as the final chapter in the brilliant career of surefire, first-ballot Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera. But Mo isn’t he only one hanging up the cleats this year. Just a couple days ago, two of the greatest hitters of the late 1990s […]The post Starting Lineups: Appreciating The Greatness Of Vladimir Guerrero And Todd Helton appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

Todd Helton's Hall of Fame chances could hinge on perception of Coors Field

Is Coors Field going to keep Todd Helton out of the hall?The debate rages on. Is Todd Helton a Hall of Famer?All of Helton's numbers suggest that he has had an incredible career. No one denies that his career has been worthy of being called great. However, the baseball hall of fame, unlike other professional sports, is reserved for the elite of the elite.Helton has a ton of hits...

WATCH: Todd Helton nabs Matt Carpenter with hidden ball trick

During Thursday's Cardinals-Rockies game, retiring veteran Todd Helton pulled one over on Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter, picking him off first base with the hidden ball trick. After Carpenter walked to lead off the game against Roy Oswalt, Oswalt threw a pickoff throw to Helton at first base after the first two outs of the inning had been recorded. Helton faked the...

Video: Todd Helton pulls hidden ball trick on Matt Carpenter

Your browser does not support iframes. At the end of the month, Colorado Rockies first basemen Todd Helton has already announced his intent to retire, which is a shame because it means the end of seeing such shenanigans as the one he pulled against Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Watch as the wryly veteran catches Carpenter off guard with the old hidden...

Is Todd Helton Worthy of The Hall of Fame?

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton announced his retirement this week, and now the talk has turned to whether he is worth of the Hall of Fame.  Let’s take a look at his stats. 2,506 hits, 1394 runs, 586 doubles, 367 home runs, 1397 RBIs, and a batting average of .317.What I find interesting is that generally people immediately jump to “well, he hit at Coors field, so...

Helton ready to leave game after 17 seasons

Todd Helton has more homers than Hank Greenberg, more RBIs than Johnny Mize, a higher career batting average than Eddie Murray and has scored more runs than Willie McCovey. All those first basemen are in the Hall of Fame. Helton will find out in five years if he's done enough over his 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies to merit consideration. The 40-year-old Helton,...

Todd Helton Successfully Pulls Off The Hidden Ball Trick

The 40-year-old Todd Helton who will be retiring after the end of this season may be a bit slower on the field than he once was, but his baseball I.Q. is as sharp as ever. Check out the Rockies’ first baseman successfully fool Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals with a very plain version of the hidden ball trick during Thursday’s extra-inning affair. It may have not have been the...

Helton sparks comeback as Colorado Rockies show fight to win in 15 innings

Corey Dickerson was the hero on Thursday.The results for the Colorado Rockies in 2013 are going to be similar to what they always seem to be. There will be no postseason in Denver. However, there has been something different about the 2013 September for the Rockies.This year they haven't quit. They certainly have lost their fair share of games where the offense didn't show...

Todd Helton Pulls Hidden Ball Trick on Matt Carpenter

It's hard to believe that major league baseball players still get caught with the old hidden ball trick, but they do. And I love it. Watch as...

Cardinals can keep pedal to metal and see some friends in Colorado

A four-game series at Coors Field against the last-place Rockies should give the Cardinals a good opportunity to keep pace with the Pirates, who will be playing host to the Padres for four games. The week in Denver also should give the Cardinals plenty of time to see a few old friends on the Rockies. There are three, in particular, they won't want to miss. Todd Helton This...

Todd Helton pulled an awesome trick on Matt Carpenter (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Todd Helton may be old and not as effective as he once was, but he still has his guile. The Colorado Rockies first baseman successfully tagged out St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter at first on Thursday after faking a throw back to the pitcher following a pickoff […]

Todd Helton Wins: Pulls Off Hidden Ball Trick

We're guessing St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter is getting a lot of grief tonight. The reason: He fell for the oldest trick in the baseball book. The hidden ball trick. Your perpetrator: Colorado Rockies 1st baseman Todd Helton. Watch...and marvel--

Todd Helton, Rockies spoil Cardinals' chance for division lead

With his club reduced to the roll of September spoiler for the third straight season first-year manager Walt Weiss is hoping the Rockies can still land a few punches. They did just that Monday night at Coors Field decking the Cardinals 6-2 with a four-run rally in the eighth inning. Catcher Wilin Rosario delivered the telling blow driving a single to left to score Troy Tulowitzki...

Recap:Rockies keep Cardinals tied for 1st with 6-2 win

DENVER (AP) Todd Helton started his final homestand with a key single in the eighth inning that helped the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night.Charlie Blackmon had three hits and drove in three runs for the Rockies, who prevented the Cardinals from taking over sole possession of first place in the NL Central. They remained tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates...

Manning thanks Helton for two big assists

Peyton Manning plans to catch Todd Helton's final home game for the Colorado Rockies next week so he can pay homage to his college buddy who gave him two big assists over the years. The first came when Manning was a homesick freshman at the University of Tennessee in 1994 and Helton, already a star in both football and baseball, took him under his wing and helped him adjust...

Todd Helton Pulls Sneak Attack on Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter, Embarrasses Him for Final Out (Video)

Peyton Manning isn’t the only player in Denver with a masterful pump fake. Rockies first baseman Todd Helton — who, after 17 major league seasons, has seen just about every trick in the book — pulled off a maneuver Thursday afternoon that would make the crosstown quarterback proud. After a pickoff attempt by Roy Oswalt with St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter on first, Helton feigned...
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