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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.…

In the 1994-95 offseason, two clubs in the National League West spent top dollar on bolstering their starting rotations in completely different ways. The Colorado Rockies gave a 33-year-old veteran Bill Swift $13.150M over three years to lead a starting rotation looking for its first bonafide ace. The Los Angeles Dodgers gave a 26-year-old Hideo Nomo a minor league contract…

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