Colorado Rockies

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The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado.wikipedia
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Coors Field

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The team's home venue is Coors Field, located in the Lower Downtown area of Denver. The Rockies shared Mile High Stadium (which had originally been built for the Bears) with the National Football League (NFL)'s Denver Broncos for their first two seasons while Coors Field was constructed.
It is the home field of the Colorado Rockies, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.

2007 National League Championship Series

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The Rockies won their first National League championship in 2007, after having won 14 of their final 15 games in order to secure a Wild Card position.
The 2007 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the final round of the 2007 National League playoffs, began on October 11 and ended on October 15. It was a best-of-seven series, with the West Division champion Arizona Diamondbacks facing the wild card Colorado Rockies, also from the West Division.

Miami Marlins

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However, in 1991, as part of Major League Baseball's two-team expansion (along with the Florida (now Miami) Marlins), an ownership group representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael I. Monus was granted a franchise; they took the name "Rockies" due to Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, which is reflected in their logo.
Though one of only two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other is the Colorado Rockies), the Marlins have won two World Series championships as a wild card team.

National League West

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The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. In 1993, they started play in the West division of the National League.
Colorado Rockies - Joined in 1993 as an expansion team

1993 Major League Baseball season

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In 1993, they started play in the West division of the National League.
Sixteen years after the American League expanded from 12 to 14 teams, the National League finally followed suit, with the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins) joining the NL.

Mile High Stadium

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The Rockies shared Mile High Stadium (which had originally been built for the Bears) with the National Football League (NFL)'s Denver Broncos for their first two seasons while Coors Field was constructed.
The move was precipitated by the awarding of a Major League Baseball franchise to the city of Denver, and in 1993 the Colorado Rockies season opened in Mile High.

Jerry McMorris

Trucking magnate Jerry McMorris stepped in at the 11th hour to save the franchise, allowing the team to begin play in 1993.
Jerry McMorris (October 9, 1940 – May 8, 2012) was the principal owner of the Colorado Rockies of the National League from through.

2009 Major League Baseball season

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Twice (1995 and 2009) they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
The St. Louis Cardinals, from the NL Central, notched a 91–71 record, and the wild card went to the Colorado Rockies from the NL West.

Major League Baseball

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The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division.
In 1993, the NL added the Florida Marlins in the Miami area and the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

1995 Major League Baseball season

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Twice (1995 and 2009) they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. It was completed for the 1995 Major League Baseball season.
The Cincinnati Reds, who'd run away with the NL Central, swept the Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves took both games vs. Colorado at Coors Field before the Rockies finally won a game in game 3.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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Their newest spring training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, opened in March 2011 and is shared with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks' first major league game was played against the Colorado Rockies on March 31, 1998, at Bank One Ballpark.

Vinny Castilla

Vinny Castilla (1995, 1997–98)
Vinicio "Vinny" Castilla Soria (born July 4, 1967) is a Mexican-born former Major League Baseball third baseman who played his best years with the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves.

Todd Helton

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Todd Helton (2000–03)
Todd Lynn Helton (born August 20, 1973) is an American former professional baseball first baseman who played his entire 17-year career for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Larry Walker

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos (1989–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995–2004), and St. Louis Cardinals (2004–2005).

Andrés Galarraga

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Andrés Galarraga (1996)
He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman for the Montreal Expos (– and ), St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants (2001 and ) and Anaheim Angels . He batted and threw right-handed.

Dante Bichette

Dante Bichette (1995)
He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the California Angels (1988–1990), Milwaukee Brewers (1991–1992), Colorado Rockies (1993–1999), Cincinnati Reds (2000), and Boston Red Sox (2000–2001).

Matt Holliday

*2007 – Matt Holliday
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees.

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The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado.
The Colorado Rockies were created as an expansion franchise in 1993 and Coors Field opened in 1995.

Keli McGregor

Keli McGregor had worked with the Rockies since their inception in 1993, rising from senior director of operations to team president in 2002, until his death on April 20, 2010.
Keli Scott McGregor (January 23, 1963 – April 20, 2010) was a professional football player in the NFL and was president of the Colorado Rockies from 2001 until his death.

Jason Jennings

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He pitched in Major League Baseball with the Colorado Rockies (2001-2006), Houston Astros (2007) and Texas Rangers (2008-2009).

Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki (2010–11)
He previously played for the Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays.

Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado (2015–18)
Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Their newest spring training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, opened in March 2011 and is shared with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It serves as the Major League Baseball spring-training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, replacing Tucson Electric Park for the Diamondbacks and Hi Corbett Field for the Rockies.

Carlos González (baseball)

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Carlos González (2010, 2015)
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies.

Trevor Story

Trevor Story (2018)
Trevor John Story (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).