Colorado Rockies

August 13, 2013 |
Colorado Rockies
2013 Colorado Rockies season
Established 1993
Colorado Rockies logo.svg Colorado Rockies Cap Insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired numbers 42
  • Black, purple, silver, white


  • Colorado Rockies (1993–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Rox.
Major league titles
World Series titles (0)
NL Pennants (1) 2007
NL West Division titles (0)
Wild card berths (3) 1995 • 2007 • 2009
Front office
Owner(s) The Monfort brothers
Manager Walt Weiss
General Manager Dan O’Dowd

The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Denver, Colorado. They are currently members of the National League West Division. Their home venue is Coors Field. Their manager is Walt Weiss.

The Colorado Rockies have won one National League championship (2007). They mounted a spirited rally in the last month of the 2007 regular season, winning 21 of their final 22 games, and qualified for the 2007 World Series. However, they lost to the American League champion Boston Red Sox four games to none.

History[edit source | edit]

Denver had long been a hotbed of minor league baseball and many in the area desired a major league team. Following the Pittsburgh drug trials, an unsuccessful attempt was made to purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates and relocate them. However, in 1991, as part of Major League Baseball’s two-team expansion (they also added the Florida (now Miami) Marlins), an ownership group representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael I. Monus were granted a franchise; they took the name “Rockies” due to Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains, which is reflected in their logo. They began play in 1993, sharing Mile High Stadium with the National Football League‘s Denver Broncos their first two seasons while Coors Field was constructed. It was completed for the 1995 Major League Baseball season.

In 1993 they started play in the western division of the National League. Since that date, the Rockies have reached the MLB postseason three times, each time as the National League wild card team. Twice (1995 and 2009) they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. In 2007 the Rockies advanced all the way to the World Series, only to be swept by the Boston Red Sox.

The Rockies play their home games at Coors Field. Their newest Spring Training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, opened in March 2011 and is shared with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season record[edit source | edit]

Uniform[edit source | edit]

At the start of the 2012 season, the Rockies introduced “Purple Mondays” in which the team wears its purple uniform every Monday gameday.

Quick facts[edit source | edit]

Founded: 1991
Began play: 1993 (National League expansion)
Uniform colors: Black, purple, silver, and white
Logo design: Purple mountain with baseball
Team mascot: Dinger, a purple anthropomorphized triceratops
Playoff appearances (3): 1995, 2007, 2009
Owners: Linda G. Alvarado, Pete Coors, Lee Larson, Marne Obernauer, Sr., Marne Obernauer, Jr., Denver Newspaper Agency, Coors Brewing Co., Clear Channel Communications, and Beverage Distributors Corp., Dick and Charlie Monfort[1]
Chairman & CEO: Charles Monfort
Vice Chairman: Richard Monfort
President: Vacant
General Manager: Dan O’Dowd
Local Television: ROOT Sports
Spring Training Facility: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Arizona (2011 – present)

Opening Day lineups[edit source | edit]

Baseball Hall of Famers[edit source | edit]

As of the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame election, no inducted members have played or managed for the Rockies.

Individual awards[edit source | edit]

NL MVP[edit source | edit]

NLCS MVP[edit source | edit]

NL Rookie of the Year[edit source | edit]

Silver Slugger Award[edit source | edit]

Hank Aaron Award[edit source | edit]

Gold Glove Award[edit source | edit]

Manager of the Year Award[edit source | edit]

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit source | edit]

  • Larry Walker – voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

Team award[edit source | edit]

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)[edit source | edit]

Championships[edit source | edit]

National League Champions
Preceded by:
St. Louis Cardinals
2007 Succeeded by:
Philadelphia Phillies
National League Wild Card Winners
Preceded by:
None (First)
1995 Succeeded by:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Preceded by:
Los Angeles Dodgers
2007 Succeeded by:
Milwaukee Brewers
Preceded by:
Milwaukee Brewers
2009 Succeeded by:
Atlanta Braves

Current roster[edit source | edit]

Colorado Rockies roster

Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other


Starting rotation











60-day disabled list

25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster updated August 7, 2013
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

Minor league affiliations[edit source | edit]

Level Team League Location
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Colorado Springs, Colorado
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Tulsa, Oklahoma
Advanced A Modesto Nuts California League Modesto, California
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Asheville, North Carolina
Short Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Pasco, Washington
Rookie Grand Junction Rockies Pioneer League Grand Junction, Colorado
DSL Rockies Dominican Summer League Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Radio and television[edit source | edit]

As of 2010, Rockies’ flagship radio station is KOA 850AM, with some late-season games broadcast on KKZN 760 AM due to conflicts with Denver Broncos games. Jerry Schemmel and Jack Corrigan are the radio announcers. The Rockies Radio Network is composed of 38 affiliate stations in eight states.

As of 2013, all games will be produced and televised by Root Sports Rocky Mountain. All 150 games produced by Root Sports Rocky Mountain will be broadcast in HD. Jeff Huson, Drew Goodman and George Frazier form the TV broadcast team with Marc Stout, Jenny Cavnar and Tracy Ringolsby handling the pre-game and post-game shows.

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

External links[edit source | edit]

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