The Colorado Rockies were created in 1991 as an expansion team to the MLB, winning 65 games in their 1993 inaugural season, the most from a NL expansion team. After several winning seasons of playoff contention in the league, the Rockies finally made it over the hump in 2007 when they got to their first World Series. The Rockies have had the luxury of hosting great players in their short career, thus far in Major League Baseball, such as Rookie of the Year pitcher Jason Jennings and MVP outfielder Larry Walker. The Colorado Rockies currently play at Coors Field, where they have played since 1995. Despite being a young franchise, the Colorado Rockies team accomplishments include one World Series appearance, one LCS appearance, one National League pennant, and two wild card selections.
Coming off their best season in franchise history last year, the Colorado Rockies look to once again go all the way to the World Series, but this time bring home a championship. With that in mind, the Rockies are off to a slow start, holding a 26-40 record to open the season. Ticket sales are slow, but fans believe that a mid-season turnaround is a definite and a playoff berth in sight. Veteran first baseman Todd Helton is the driving force behind this team. Helton is a 5-time All-Star, a 4-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a 3-time Gold Glove Award winner. That’s not all the Rockies have up their sleeves; young left fielder Matt Holiday was last year’s NL Championship Series MVP, a two-time All-Star, and is also a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.