Found August 31, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
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 until his hands bled. He's been so upset with his performance that he deprived himself of food. And once in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium he was so eager and desperate to change his luck he shaved his goatee in between at-bats.
"He's on his own program" said Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki shaking his head. "There's no one like him."
Helton was born to hunt and hit. When kids ask why Helton will be in the conversation for the Hall of Fame a DVD of the Rockies' 9-6 blistering of the Reds on Friday night will suffice.
All signs point toward Helton retiring which me...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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.
Todd Helton has spent much of his career sending balls down the left-field line at spacious Coors Field. It was only fitting, then, that he reached a major milestone the same way.
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...