Colorado Rockies began in 1991 when a Major League Baseball expansion franchise for Denver was granted to an ownership group headed by John Antonucci. In 1993 the Colorado Rockies started to play in the western division of the National League. The Colorado Baseball Commission, led by banking executive Larry Varnell, was successful in getting Denver voters to approve a 0.1 ...
Coors Field is a baseball venue located in Denver, Colorado. It is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. It is named for the Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, which purchased the naming rights to the park prior to its completion in 1995. The Rockies played their first two seasons, 1993 and 1994, in Mile High Stadium ...
On September 2, 1992, Jerry McMorris welcomed Charlie Monfort and Oren Benton to join him in buying a controlling interest in the Rockies. This came after founding owner Mickey Monus was ensnared in a massive accounting scandal surrounding his Phar-Mor discount drugstores. Dick Monfort later replaced Benton in the ownership group and became vice-chairman of the Rockies on December 8, ...
History of the Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. The team’s home venue is Coors Field, located in the Lower Downtown area of Denver. The Rockies have won one National League championship, in 2007, after having won 21 of their final 22 games in order to secure a Wild Card position. In the World Series, they were swept by the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox in four games. They are one of two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other team is the Rockies’ expansion brethren, the Miami Marlins).
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1993 – 1999 / National League
1993 – Present / Colorado Rockies
Rockies – The nickname “Rockies” alludes to the Rocky Mountains which cover much of the western half of Colorado. Rockies CEO John Antonucci said. “We feel very strongly that Colorado Rockies might be one of the strongest names in all of professional sports.” “The name we picked”, it’s strong, enduring, majestic,” Antonucci said.
World Series 0
1995 – Present / Coors Field
1993 – 1994 / Mile High Stadium
2005 – Present / Charlie and Dick Monfort
1993 – 2005 / Jerry McMorris
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
17 / Todd Helton
42 / Jackie Robinson
KSM / Keli McGregor
*Blue is this team’s history