Colorado Rockies

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Colorado Rockies
2014 Colorado Rockies season
Established 1993
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Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
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Retired numbers 17 · 42
Colors
  • White, Black, and Purple

                   

Name
  • Colorado Rockies (1993–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Rox.
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (0)
NL Pennants (1) 2007
NL West Division titles (0)
Wild card berths (3) 1995 • 2007 • 2009
Front office
Owner(s) The Monfort brothers
Manager Walt Weiss
General Manager Dan O'Dowd

The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Denver, Colorado. They are currently members of the National League West Division. Their home venue is Coors Field. Their manager is Walt Weiss.

The Colorado Rockies have won one National League championship (2007). They mounted a spirited rally in the last month of the 2007 regular season, winning 21 of their final 22 games, and qualified for the 2007 World Series. However, they lost to the American League champion Boston Red Sox four games to none.

History

Denver had long been a hotbed of minor league baseball and many in the area desired a major league team. Following the Pittsburgh drug trials, an unsuccessful attempt was made to purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates and relocate them. However, in 1991, as part of Major League Baseball's two-team expansion (they also added the Florida (now Miami) Marlins), an ownership group representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael I. Monus were granted a franchise; they took the name "Rockies" due to Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, which is reflected in their logo. They began play in 1993, sharing Mile High Stadium with the National Football League's Denver Broncos their first two seasons while Coors Field was constructed. It was completed for the 1995 Major League Baseball season.

In 1993 they started play in the western division of the National League. Since that date, the Rockies have reached the MLB postseason three times, each time as the National League wild card team. Twice (1995 and 2009) they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. In 2007 the Rockies advanced all the way to the World Series, only to be swept by the Boston Red Sox.

The Rockies play their home games at Coors Field. Their newest Spring Training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, opened in March 2011 and is shared with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season record

Uniform

At the start of the 2012 season, the Rockies introduced "Purple Mondays" in which the team wears its purple uniform every Monday gameday.

Quick facts

Founded: 1991
Began play: 1993 (National League expansion)
Uniform colors: Black, purple, silver, and white
Logo design: Purple mountain with baseball
Team mascot: Dinger, a purple anthropomorphized triceratops
Playoff appearances (3): 1995, 2007, 2009
Owners: Linda G. Alvarado (Alvarado Construction, Inc.), Marne Obernauer, Jr. (Beverage Distributors Corp.), Denver Newspaper Agency, Clear Channel Communications, Fox, and Richard and Charles Monfort1
Chairman & CEO: Dick Monfort
President: Vacant
General Manager: Dan O'Dowd
Local Television: ROOT Sports
Spring Training Facility: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Arizona (2011 – present)

Baseball Hall of Famers

As of the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame election, no inducted members have played or managed for the Rockies.

Individual awards

NL MVP

NLCS MVP

NL Rookie of the Year

  • 1998 Todd Helton second in Rookie of the Year vote (Won by Kerry Wood)
  • 2002 – Jason Jennings
  • In 2007, Troy Tulowitzki finished second in Rookie Of the Year voting.

Silver Slugger Award

Hank Aaron Award

Gold Glove Award

Manager of the Year Award

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)

  • Larry Walker – voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

Team award

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)

Championships

National League Champions
Preceded by:
St. Louis Cardinals
2007 Succeeded by:
Philadelphia Phillies
National League Wild Card Winners
Preceded by:
None (First)
1995 Succeeded by:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Preceded by:
Los Angeles Dodgers
2007 Succeeded by:
Milwaukee Brewers
Preceded by:
Milwaukee Brewers
2009 Succeeded by:
Atlanta Braves

Retired numbers

Apart from number 42 (Jackie Robinson's number, retired throughout all of baseball in 1997), the Rockies originally had no retired numbers of their own. On February 6, 2014, the Rockies announced that Todd Helton will be the first Rockies player to have his number retired. This will occur on Sunday, August 17, 2014. 3

Current roster

Colorado Rockies roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches



25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster updated April 21, 2014
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

Minor league affiliations

Level Team League Location
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Colorado Springs, Colorado
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Tulsa, Oklahoma
Advanced A Modesto Nuts California League Modesto, California
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Asheville, North Carolina
Short Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Pasco, Washington
Rookie Grand Junction Rockies Pioneer League Grand Junction, Colorado
DSL Rockies Dominican Summer League Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Radio and television

As of 2010, Rockies' flagship radio station is KOA 850AM, with some late-season games broadcast on KHOW 630 AM due to conflicts with Denver Broncos games. Jerry Schemmel and Jack Corrigan are the radio announcers which both serve as backup TV announcers whenever Drew Goodman is not on the broadcast. The Rockies Radio Network is composed of 38 affiliate stations in eight states.

As of 2013, Spanish broadcasts of the Rockies are heard on KNRV 1150 AM.

As of 2013, all games will be produced and televised by Root Sports Rocky Mountain. All 150 games produced by Root Sports Rocky Mountain will be broadcast in HD. Jeff Huson, Drew Goodman and George Frazier form the TV broadcast team with Marc Stout, Jenny Cavnar and Tracy Ringolsby handling the pre-game and post-game shows.

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