About the Colorado Rockies – Major League Baseball Team

By | Oct 19, 2007

The Colorado Rockies was one of two expansion teams that started play in 1993. Their first game was played at New York against the Mets, losing the game 3-0. Four days later they open in Denver to a record setting 80,227 fans.

Two years after playing their first game they had a season that placed them into the National League post season as the Wild Card team. In the strike shorten year they recorded a record of 77-67 and faced the Atlanta Braves in the first series. They would go to only win one game in the series. Don Baylor was named Manager of the Year.

1985 was the only year that the Rockies made it to post season until making it in 2007. They finished the season winning 13 of 14 to tie with the San Diego Padres for the best record of the teams not winning their division forcing one extra game. The Rockies won this game in Extra Innings. They then went on to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks to advance to their first World Series.

The Rockies have not retired any uniform numbers.

In 1995 they moved into their present home stadium, Coors Field. It has a capacity of 50,445.

The Rockies are owned by the Monfort Brothers Charlie and Dick. They are managed by Clint Hurdle.


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