Todd Helton’s illustrious 17-year career came to a finish with the culmination of the Colorado Rockies’ 2013 season. The best to ever play for the franchise took out this full-page ad in the Denver Post graciously thanking fans for their support over nearly two decades of play – all for the same team.
CBS Sports listed all the categories in which Helton is the franchise record-holder. Ready for this?
WAR (61.3), games (2,247), at-bats (7,962), plate appearances (9,453), runs (1,401), hits (2,519), doubles (592), home runs (369), RBI (1,406), total bases (4,292), walks (1,335), extra-base hits (998), times on base (4,096), sac flies (3), intentional walks (185).
A great player and a class act. Todd Helton will definitely be missed a mile high.
[H/T: MLB Reddit]