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Now that Gil Hodges has been selected by the Golden Days Era Committee to be enshrined in National Baseball Hall of Fame, every player who has received at least 50% of the vote in a year has made it to Cooperstown. Todd Helton appears set to reach that mark in his 4th appearance on the ballot. Before you make a…...

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Noah Yingling from RoxPile and Call To The Pen shares his thoughts on which infielders deserve acknowledgement in a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame. Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki and Vinny Castilla seem like obvious guarantees, but who else would join them? MLB and the Players’ Association met on Thursday. Nothing was worked out, but some promising developments transpired. And the…

Two days before the first game in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies signed a player many believed would be their first member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dale Murphy was released by the Philadelphia Phillies in the early hours of April 3, 1993  and was just two home runs short of 400 for his career. (At the time, only…...

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On this day in 1995, Colorado won it’s first postseason game in franchise history, a 7-5 victory over Atlanta on the road in 10 innings. The Blake Street Bombers came through in a huge way, especially Vinny Castilla, against a trio of Hall of Fame starters. The final figures for 2021 attendance show the Rockies ahead of some interesting teams.…

Repeatedly gesturing with a right-hand patting against his heart and pointing outward to all those in attendance, Trevor Story said goodbye on Wednesday in a moment unlike any witnessed in Colorado Rockies franchise history. It wasn’t made unique by the two-hour rain delay that postponed the final game of the season, nor the stadium lights shutting off momentarily in the…...

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The prototypical batting lineup probably looks the same for most folks when they dream up a perfect team. The speediest player on the roster – center fielder or shortstop – has traditionally batted first. (Of course, having a player with the best on-base percentage leading off may take some precedence in the modern age of sabermetrics, but the position is…...

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Baseball history is heading to Denver this summer for fans all across the Rocky Mountain region. On Monday, widespread reports of Major League Baseball choosing the Colorado Rockies and Coors Field as the host of the 2021 All-Star Game began to circulate. Tuesday, it became official. Mark your calendars: July 13. The eyes of the baseball world will be upon…...

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DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in and around the game of baseball. Nestled in a small town in bucolic upstate New York named for the father of 19th century American writer James Fenimore Cooper rests the…

We’ve all fallen into the trap at some point. The Colorado Rockies sign or make a trade for a significant bat – a rare thing but something that the facts nonetheless state does happen – and we all start dreaming specifically on how that player will look at Coors Field. It doesn’t matter where they are coming from. This new…...

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The list of players to have hit .400 is short and illustrious. Wee Willie Keeler. Ty Cobb. Rogers Hornsby. Fourteen Hall of Famers, all of whom managed to bat .312 or above in their career, including Cobb’s career .366 batting average, decorate the list of the most elite hitters to play the game of baseball. The most recent and memorable…

They say that you are only as strong as your weakest link. Time to find out if that is true. In the first two parts of this series, we named the all-time starting rotation and lineup. But many of you have noted that this leaves out quite a few phenomenal faces of the franchise. As we all know, though, baseball…...

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