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Top 5 single games by Rockies pitchers

@harding_at_mlb
January 18, 2021

DENVER -- In the strange history of Rockies pitching, the team’s only no-hitter doesn’t even qualify as the best single-game performance. Also, three of these games occurred at Coors Field, where stellar pitching is supposed to be close to impossible. Let’s start our list of the Rockies’ top five single-game

These are the longest Coors Field moonshots

@harding_at_mlb
January 16, 2021

DENVER -- The bobblehead commemorating Rockies shortstop Trevor Story's 505-foot home run on Sept. 5, 2018, sat unopened in a utility closet until a few minutes before this reporter started writing his list of longest Statcast-measured home runs hit at Coors Field. “LONGEST HOME RUN EVER MEASURED by Statcast since

Rockies' best single-game hitting displays

@harding_at_mlb
January 11, 2021

DENVER -- Nolan Arenado commemorated the greatest offensive performance in Rockies history with blood and sweat while Coors Field erupted in cheers. And while the famous Father’s Day cycle of 2017 -- when Arenado's walk-off, three-run homer gave the Rockies a come-from-behind, 7-5 victory over the Giants -- tops this

Coors Field predates Wrigley? One part does

@harding_at_mlb
January 7, 2021

DENVER -- Coors Field opened in 1995 and is the third-oldest park in the National League, behind Dodger Stadium and Wrigley Field. But part of Coors predates even Wrigley. The right-field corner of the ballpark -- at 22nd Avenue and Blake Street -- is a four-story brick structure known as

Best Rockies seasons at each position

@harding_at_mlb
January 4, 2021

DENVER -- Players from all around the diamond have had big seasons with the Rockies -- and having Coors Field as the home park has created some monster seasons. Let's take an around-the-horn look at the most productive seasons since the franchise began play in 1993. And just imagine all

Best Rockies to wear each uniform number

@harding_at_mlb
December 28, 2020

DENVER -- Plenty of players have put up big stats in a Rockies uniform and become synonymous with their jersey numbers, while others have had more modest tenures with the organization. MLB.com is looking back at the best players to wear each number in franchise history since the 1993 inaugural

Here's why they're called the Rockies

@harding_at_mlb
December 21, 2020

DENVER -- It took a decades-long climb to bring Major League baseball to a city and a time zone skipped by America’s image makers. Consider the mountain of obstacles overcome, and "Colorado Rockies" was the only appropriate name for a franchise that was established on July 5, 1991, two seasons

The top 5 seasons from Rockies pitchers

@harding_at_mlb
December 14, 2020

DENVER -- The best one-season pitching performance in Rockies history, right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez’s 2010, was a stroke of magic that he never repeated. But don’t call it a fluke. Jiménez was a highly coveted signee out of the Dominican Republic. The only blip in his Minor League career was an

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Rockies history

@harding_at_mlb
December 10, 2020

DENVER -- The Rockies’ history in the Rule 5 Draft has been full of interesting characters, not to mention a few players who have helped them and other teams. Over the years, some players -- including right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle (2013) and infielder Luis A. González ('03) -- have contributed

Rox's all-time biggest Winter Meetings moves

@harding_at_mlb
December 7, 2020

DENVER -- The Rockies’ biggest Winter Meetings move was nowhere near successful. But it tops this list for its shock and lasting impact.

Why baseballs are stored differently at Coors

@harding_at_mlb
December 3, 2020

DENVER -- Long before the Rockies entered the Major Leagues, and the Rocky Mountain air changed the game, renowned baseball essayist Roger Angell wrote this about the object essential to the sport: “Any baseball is beautiful. No other package comes as close to the ideal in design and utility. It

Duo dominate Rox top offensive seasons

@harding_at_mlb
November 30, 2020

DENVER -- Larry Walker was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2020, and Rockies fans are crossing their fingers that Todd Helton will join him in the coming years. It stands to reason that this pair dominates the list of best offensive seasons in Rockies history. Of the top

You heard the HR calls, now hear the stories

Rockies broadcasters dish on origins of their trademark phrases
@harding_at_mlb
November 22, 2020

DENVER -- If you pick up a ball that fits in your hand, then baseball grabs you. And your next goal is to hit that ball a long way. And as soon as you sock one in the backyard, in a sandlot, in an alley, on a street, even in

5 Rockies greats not in the Hall of Fame

@harding_at_mlb
November 16, 2020

DENVER -- Until Larry Walker was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020, no one who had played a single game for the Rockies had made it to Cooperstown. That barrier broken, who else should be there, or at least receive consideration? There is one player on the 2021

Rockies' all-time best GM: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
June 23, 2020

DENVER -- Bob Gebhard went from the top of the baseball world, as assistant general manager of the 1991 World Series champion Twins, to, well nothing. And everything. • Rockies' best: C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | LF | CF | RF | Bench | RHP

Rockies' Top 4 managers: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
June 16, 2020

DENVER -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club.

Rockies' Top 5 relief pitchers: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Better than you remember: Andrés Galarraga

@williamfleitch
June 6, 2020

While we’re waiting for baseball to come back, we are making do. So once a week, inspired by the late Deadspin’s “Let’s Remember Some Guys” series, we will take a look at one player in baseball history, why he was great, why he mattered, why we should hang on to

Rockies' Top 5 lefty starters: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
June 2, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Here are the top left-handed

Rockies' Top 5 righty starters: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 26, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

Rockies' Top 5 bench players: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 19, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

Rockies' Top 5 right fielders: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 12, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

Rockies' Top 5 center fielders: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 5, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

Rockies' Top 5 left fielders: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
April 28, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

Rockies' Top 5 shortstops: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
April 21, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?