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This week, TOC will be looking at five players who recently announced their retirements from the game and their potential Hall of Fame cases. Today, things get a lot more difficult, as we look at Todd Helton.
Todd Helton's Hall of Fame case isn't easy, because of two words: Coors Field. Helton has has a great career, but the effect of Coors Field on his offensive numbers is generally trotted out as the main reason to oppose his Hall of Fame candidacy. It's very similar to Larry Walker's lack of momentum in the Hall of Fame voting, and while Helton is a great candidate, he's more than likely going to be overshadowed by Coors Field. TO THE KELTNER LIST!
Was he ever regarded as the best player in baseball? Did anybody, while he was active, ever suggest that he was the best player in baseball?
In 2000, Helton had a ridiculous year, leading the National League in all three slash stats, along with doubles, RBI, and total bases. His 8.3 fWAR led the National L...
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Todd Helton's retirement shows how special he really is.Anyone with young kids at home should be able to understand.Todd Helton, at 40 years old and more money than he could ever know what to do with, wants to stay home and spend time watching his two girls grow up.As baseball fans, we think of these guys as multi-millionaires who get to stay in the fanciest hotels in the greatest...
On Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies honored Todd Helton, who was playing his final game at Coors Field before retiring at the end of the season. Helton has played for the Rockies for his entire 17-year MLB career.
The Rockies honored Helton before the game by giving him the opportunity to catch the ceremonial first pitch, which was thrown by his daughter Tierney. As a retirement...
After seventeen successful major league seasons, all as a member of the Colorado Rockies organization, Todd Helton will be calling it quits at season’s end. Helton’s last big league game will be on Sunday, on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers to conclude a three-game road trip season finale, so Helton’s last game at […]The post Rockies mow ginormous ’17′ in outfield...
Todd Helton added to his career numbers on Sunday.When they hit, they don't pitch, when they pitch, they don't hit. That is the story of the Colorado Rockies in 2013.On Sunday, the issue of the back end of the rotation rared it's ugly head, as Juan Nicasio couldn't make it out of the 3rd inning, while giving up seven runs on seven hits. It was a day that showed one...
After an illustrious career spanning seventeen seasons with the Colorado Rockies, the only team he has ever called his own, Todd Helton played his final game at Coors Field last night. Helton, who announced his retirement last week, was honored with a touching ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Red Sox in Colorado.
When the game began, Helton contributed a touching...
Sitting in section 108 row 10 seat 2 at Coors Field on Wednesday night Dylan Casey a Boston Red Sox fan from Aurora found himself in the right place at the right time. In the second inning on a 1-1 pitch from Red Sox starter Jake Peavy Todd Helton drilled a cut fastball into the right-field seats for the 369th home run of his career.
The ball took some fortuitous hops before Casey...
Your browser does not support iframes. When it comes to retirement gifts, it doesn’t get much better — and odder — than this. The Colorado Rockies honored Todd Helton on Wednesday, which marked the franchise icon’s final home game with the team. Helton, 40, recently announced that he would be retiring after a 17-season career. […]
Mariano Rivera must feel slighted.
Rivera has received some pretty awesome gifts during his season-long farewell tour, but the Rockies swung from the heels with their gift to Todd Helton.
Helton, who is retiring after 17 seasons with Colorado, was honored on the field at Coors Field prior to the Rockies' game against the Red Sox on Wednesday -- his final game in Colorado. The...
[Video] Todd Helton Homered In His Final Game At Coors Field: In the 1,140 previous home games the 17-year veteran played for the Rockies, his only Major League club, Todd Helton batted .345 and hit 226 home runs. This shouldn’t come as a shock. And yet — the first baseman just turned 40, he’d hit just 14 homers this season and the Rockies don’t exactly command an air of destiny.
Todd Helton is retiring when the 2013 regular season comes to a close this week. The Colorado Rockies’ all-time leader in games…
The Colorado Rockies gave Todd Helton a horse -- a real horse -- to ride off into retirement.
In a pregame tribute commemorating his final contest at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Helton caught the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter with his wife, younger daughter and good friend Peyton Manning watching from the field.
Afterward, a cowboy emerged from the left field gate...
Todd Helton homered, doubled and drove in three runs in his final game at Coors Field, but the Boston Red Sox used Will Middlebrooks' two homers and career-high seven RBIs to beat the Colorado Rockies 15-5 Wednesday night.
Helton also had a sacrifice fly in his Colorado farewell. The first baseman is retiring at the end of his 17th season with the Rockies.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite are getting all the headlines as both Yankee greats are retiring at the end of the season, but they are not the only big names retiring. The best player so far in Colorado Rockies history Todd Helton is also retiring. You wouldn’t know that this was his final season if […]
Todd Helton showed a flair for the dramatic in his final game at Coors Field. Will Middlebrooks found a place on the stage as well.
Helton homered, doubled and drove in three runs, but the Boston Red Sox used Middlebrooks' two homers and career-high seven RBIs to beat the Colorado Rockies 15-5 Wednesday night.
Helton also had a sacrifice fly in his Colorado farewell. The first...