Found September 01, 2013 on
Todd Helton doubled in the seventh inning Sunday to reach 2,500 career hits.
Helton was hitless in his first two at-bats with a walk when he faced reliever Curtis Partch in the bottom of the inning. He worked the count to 3-2 before lacing a double down the left-field line. He just beat the throw of Chris Heisey for his 584th career double.
The crowd gave the Rockies first baseman a standing ovation and he tipped his helmet to the fans as he stood on second base.
Helton is the 96th player in major league history to reach the milestone.
He moved passed Hall of Famer Robin Yount on the career doubles list.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Todd Helton appropriately hit a double for hit 2,500.Congratulations Colorado Rockies fans, you did it the right way.When Todd Helton sliced a ball down the left field line in the 7th inning, then lumbered into second base, sliding in for a double, appropriately logging his 2,500th hit as a double, the crowd let Helton know how much they appreciate his great career in a Rockies uniform...
Rockies fans should give Todd Helton the ovation he deserves.Maybe it should be called Heltember. The Colorado Rockies are playing for nothing in the final month of the season, so why not honor the guy who put them on the map?Todd Helton, the grizzly veteran who leads the Rockies in every offensive category--save triples--showed that he isn't done quite yet. On Friday night against...
Hitting and Todd Helton have always been a good fit. It's a hobby that creates comfortable misery.
He's a one of a kind. He came up the hard way in Knoxville taking swings in his garage until his timing was right running straight from football practice at the University of Tennessee into the batter's box. Helton is purposeful and maniacal. He's hit in batting practice...
Thunder rolled late Sunday afternoon in LoDo and shook Coors Field to its core.
In the seventh inning of the Rockies' 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Todd Helton scorched a 3-2 pitch off reliever Curtis Partch for a double.
It was not just any double. It was the 2500th hit of his big-league career making him just the 96th player in major-league history to touch that milestone...
Nearing the end of what could be his final season, Todd Helton showed he's still far from done.
Helton, who turned 40 this month, homered twice and matched a decade-old career high with six RBIs to power the Colorado Rockies past the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 on Friday night.
"Two-homer games, six RBIs, that doesn't happen too often nowadays," said Helton, who has hinted...
Todd Helton homered twice and matched a career high with six RBIs to power the Colorado Rockies past the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 on Friday night.
Jorge De La Rosa pitched six effective innings for his 15th win. Helton's 28th career multihomer game and first since 2011 left him one hit shy of 2,500.
The first of his two three-run homers came in the fourth off Bronson Arroyo (13...
Todd Helton doubled for his 2,500th career hit, Michael Cuddyer homered among his four hits and the Colorado Rockies overcame the loss of starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Sunday.
Helton became the 96th player in major league history to reach 2,500 hits.
Shin-Soo Choo homered and had three hits, and Chris Heisey had four hits for the Reds.
In this week’s edition of the Triple Play, we look at a Mile High milestone, a team that is going all-in in its quest for postseason baseball and more, including our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch. Off we go:
Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies
At age 40, he is no longer a full-time player, and he hasn’t been productive in a few years. But Sunday at Coors Field, the man...