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Todd Helton wants to get back into baseball in Colorado: 'I'm forever a Rockie'

After two years in retirement, Colorado Rockies great Todd Helton wants to get back into the game he loves – and there's no place he'd rather do so than where he spent his entire career.Helton, who retired at age 40 in 2013 after 17 seasons with the Rockies, was asked Tuesday on Sirius XM's "Inside Pitch" whether or not he would consider returning to the game in a coaching or front...
Via FOX Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

One-on-one with Todd Helton

Todd Helton is the Colorado Rockies. He’s the only player in franchise history with his number retired (apologies to Jackie Robinson, but he never played in Colorado). He is the best “receiver of the baseball” Jim Tracy has ever seen. He’s funny. He respects the game. And, he knows it was his responsibility to give back to the game. His numbers are Hall of Fame worthy, and...
Via Mile High Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies “what if”: Todd Helton

If you haven’t had a chance to read ESPN’s Baseball Tonight “What If” series, I highly recommend it; especially the Ken Griffey, Jr. special. Big names like Jayson Stark evaluate some pretty interesting things from baseball’s more recent history. Their work combined with the Colorado Rockies retiring Todd Helton’s number this week got me thinking about a different what...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Helton’s retirement ceremony

Not much to say here, other than that Sunday was the best day of Rockies baseball in a long time. #Retire17 went off without a hitch, people heard Todd Helton speak in public about how he was glad he spent his entire career with the Rockies (wonder shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was paying attention), and oh yeah, the Rockies won both of their games against the Cincinnati Reds. Drew...
Via Mile High Sports
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies plan three-day celebration to retire Todd Helton's No. 17

Todd Helton's jersey will be retired in a big way this weekend in Colorado. The Rockies are going to celebrate the first baseman's career. He hit .316 with 369 home runs and 1,406 RBI from 1997-2013. Helton, the eighth overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft, is the franchise's all-time leader in homers, RBI, games played (2,247), hits (2,519), runs (1,401), singles (1,521), doubles ...
Via FOX Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Helton also thinks watching baseball is boring

Todd Helton loves Shark Week but who doesn’t? Helton joined the Press Box this morning to discuss a range of topics from Elk meat to shark week. He admitted to watching a few innings of Rockies baseball (bliss his soul) and that playing baseball is much better than watching baseball. It sounds like retirement has been good to the Toddfather. Take a listen. For complete...
Via Mile High Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Morneau takes over for icon Helton in Colorado

If you're going to replace Todd Helton at first base in Colorado while wearing Larry Walker's old number, you better have a solid resume. The Rockies are convinced four-time All-Star and former American League MVP Justin Morneau is the answer as they begin the post-Helton era. ''It'd be tough for anybody to have to fill those shoes,'' manager Walt Weiss said of Helton, the freshly...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to know about the Colorado Rockies

Five things to know about the Colorado Rockies as they start their first spring training camp in two decades without first baseman Todd Helton: ICONIC FIGURE: Helton received a horse as a retirement gift last season and rode off into the sunset. Well, to his farm just north of Denver, anyway. Helton was the face of the franchise, the voice everyone listened to in the locker room...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies to Retire Todd Helton's No. 17; First Jersey in Team History to be Retired

Todd Helton has had a lot to do with the success that the Colorado Rockies have had over the years. Over the span of his career he set all kinds of team records including most hits (2,519), home runs (369), doubles (592), walks (1,335), runs scored (1,401), RBIs (1,406), games played (2,247), and total bases (4,292).When you have numbers like that it is only fitting that the team...
Via FatManWriting
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies to retire Helton's No. 17 jersey

The Colorado Rockies will retire former first baseman Todd Helton's No. 17 on Aug. 17. The club announced its promotional schedule Thursday and it includes a three-day weekend honoring Helton, who retired at the end of last season. Helton will be honored in a ceremony on Aug. 17 before the Rockies play the Cincinnati Reds. Also, Root Sports announced former Rockies outfielder...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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