“Todd will be remembered as the greatest Rockies player in franchise history,” says team spokesman Jay Alves. “After seventeen years in the purple pinstripes, he retired with Hall of Fame-worthy numbers. His numbers stand atop nearly every single category in the Rockies’ record books. There was nothing that he did not excel at on the field. But more important, he never forgot about his fans, and he never took playing for the Rockies, in the major leagues, for granted. Never.”
The Rockies will celebrate Helton’s legacy all weekend as the team takes on the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Before tonight’s 6:40 p.m. game, join the first 15,000 fans to get your own Helton bobblehead. The first 15,000 fans at Saturday’s 6:10 game will get a Helton jersey, and the slugger will address the crowd prior to Sunday’s 2:10 game before his jersey number is officially retired. Get tickets and more information at colorado.rockies.mlb.com or call 303-292-0200.
Aug. 15-17, 2014