1B // Colorado Rockies
Years Pro: 17
MLB Bio | Stats
The greatest player in Tennessee and Colorado Rockies history, Todd Helton hung up the cleats after 17 seasons in Denver this season. A five-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Helton played in 124 games on his farewell tour, compiling 99 hits, 22 doubles and 15 homers for a .249 average.
Of those 99 hits, none was more important than the one that came on Sept. 1. On a full count against the Cincinnati Reds' Curtis Patch, Helton laced a fastball down the left-field line and beat out the throw to second for his 2,500th career hit. It was also his 584th career double.
Helton closed his career with a .316 batting average, 2,519 hits, 592 doubles and 369 home runs. He holds Rockies' records for games played (2,247), runs scored (1,401), hits, doubles, home runs, RBI (1,406) and walks (1,335).
We'll see you in Cooperstown, Todd.
Todd Helton Season Highlights