Todd Helton

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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).wikipedia
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Silver Slugger Award

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A five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger, and three-time Gold Glove Award winner, Helton holds the Colorado Rockies club records for hits (2,519), home runs (369), doubles (592), walks (1,335), runs scored (1,401), runs batted in (RBI, with 1,406), games played (2,247), and total bases (4,292), among others.
Todd Helton and Albert Pujols are tied for the most wins among first baseman with four, although Pujols has won two awards at other positions.

2000 Major League Baseball season

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In 2000, he won the batting title with a .372 average, and also led MLB with a .698 slugging percentage, 59 doubles, 147 RBI and the National League with 216 hits.

1992 Major League Baseball draft

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Helton was drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the San Diego Padres during the 1992 MLB draft.
Notable players taking in later rounds include Todd Helton and Jason Giambi.

Colorado Rockies

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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). Helton was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1995 Major League Baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies.
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Peyton Manning

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Entering his junior season in 1994, he was the back-up to senior Jerry Colquitt and ahead of Peyton Manning (then a true freshman).
During the season's fourth game, against Mississippi State, starter Todd Helton got injured and Manning took over.

1995 Major League Baseball draft

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Helton was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1995 Major League Baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies.

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Entering his junior season in 1994, he was the back-up to senior Jerry Colquitt and ahead of Peyton Manning (then a true freshman).
When Shuler entered the NFL draft following his junior season, Colquitt became Tennessee's starting quarterback, leading a quarterback corps that included future Colorado Rockies baseball All-Star Todd Helton, future NFL Pro-Bowler Peyton Manning, and future Texas A&M quarterback Branndon Stewart.

Central High School (Knoxville, Tennessee)

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Helton attended Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee and was a letterman in football and baseball.
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Dick Howser Trophy

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In baseball, Helton was awarded the Dick Howser Trophy as National Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, following his junior baseball season in 1995.

Asheville Tourists

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Helton spent the next couple of years playing for the class-A Asheville Tourists, AA New Haven Ravens, and AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox before moving on to the major leagues.
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Orleans Firebirds

Helton spent the summer of 1994 playing for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
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2006 Colorado Rockies season

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The following season, Helton had to spend time on the disabled list again, this time from April 20 – May 4, as he was diagnosed with acute terminal ileitis.

Andrés Galarraga

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When Rockies first baseman Andrés Galarraga went to the Atlanta Braves in 1998, Helton became the full-time starter at first base for Colorado during the 1998 season.
The Rockies released him at the end of the season to make room at first base for prospect Todd Helton.

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Helton spent the next couple of years playing for the class-A Asheville Tourists, AA New Haven Ravens, and AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox before moving on to the major leagues.
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Larry Walker

Helton became the second Rockies player (Larry Walker in 1999) to accomplish that feat.
First baseman Todd Helton, Walker's teammate on the Rockies from 1998 until his trade to the Cardinals in 2004, won the MLB Slash Stat Triple Crown in 2000, making them the first teammates in history to accomplish the feat in consecutive years.

Baseball Digest

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However, the Associated Press, The Sporting News, USA Baseball Alumni and Baseball Digest all named Helton the MLB Player of the Year.
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1997 Colorado Rockies season

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He made his major-league debut on August 2, 1997, in a 6-5 road loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1998 Colorado Rockies season

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When Rockies first baseman Andrés Galarraga went to the Atlanta Braves in 1998, Helton became the full-time starter at first base for Colorado during the 1998 season.
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List of Major League Baseball batting champions

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National League Batting Champion (2000)
The closest race in the National League came in 2003 when Albert Pujols held off Todd Helton on the last day of the season by .00022.

List of Silver Slugger Award winners at first base

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Among first basemen, Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals have won the most Silver Sluggers, with four each.

2007 National League Wild Card tie-breaker game

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The Rockies eventually clinched the National League wild card, in a 9–8 extra innings victory over the San Diego Padres in a wild card tiebreaker game, allowing Helton to appear in the playoffs for the first time in his career.
Matsui scored on a sacrifice fly by Todd Helton and Garrett Atkins made the game 2–0 with a single which scored Tulowitzki.

1999 Colorado Rockies season

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In 1999, Helton had a .320 batting average, .395 on-base percentage and .587 slugging percentage.

2007 National League Championship Series

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The Rockies also swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in four games of the National League Championship Series, sending the Rockies on their first trip to the World Series in franchise history.
Arizona scored first when Stephen Drew singled with one out in the first and scored on Eric Byrnes's RBI double, but the Rockies tied the game in the second when they loaded the bases off of Brandon Webb on two hits and a walk with no outs and Troy Tulowitzki hit into a double play that scored Todd Helton.

List of Colorado Rockies team records

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On-base percentage: Todd Helton, .469 (2004)

2000 Colorado Rockies season

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Helton enjoyed arguably his best season in 2000, leading the major leagues in batting average (.372), RBI (147), doubles (59), total bases (405), extra base hits (103), slugging percentage (.698) and OPS (1.162).