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Colorado Rockies legendary first baseman Todd Helton put up impressive numbers throughout his 17-year career. His body of work over that time match Hall of Famers and prove that he deserves a spot in Cooperstown.

Playing Career | Todd Helton

Todd Helton retired in 2013 as one of the most beloved Colorado Rockies of all time. In his 17 years with the organization, he proved an invaluable team member and racked up stats that rival many current Hall of Famers. …

Todd Helton
Todd Helton

Todd Helton Has Cornered The Market On Hitting Baseballs Out Of The Park

After a 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies, Todd Helton has been considered for Cooperstown, USA Hall of Fame status. Here is just a snapshot of his Cooperstown CRED: Colorado Rockies: 1997 through 2013, Career: 369HR, 1406 RBI, 2519 hits, .316 BA, .414 0BP, .539 SLG. It doesn’t stop there, more Todd Helton career stats are as follows: Career: 133 0PS+, 61.2 WAR (Wins Above Replacement), 5-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove Award Winner, 3-time Silver Slugger Award Winner.

With career OPS of .953, Todd Helton is the 19th best in major league baseball history. This is why Todd Helton appears on the ballot for baseball Hall of Fame inclusion. He also leads the National League in double plays that were turned by a first baseman six times in his professional baseball career. …

Todd Helton is a Knoxville native and is known as one of the best sluggers in UT history. Alumni recall Todd Helton was part of the team that finished third in the College World Series.

Mr. Helton was named the 1995 National Collegiate Baseball player of the year. He was a dual-sport athlete at UT Knoxville, lettering in baseball and football, where he was backed by future Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning.

In his 1997 debut for the Colorado Rockies, Todd Helton recorded his first hit and homerun. He would conclude his Major League Baseball career with 369 home runs and 2,519 hits.

Todd Helton’s best season came in 2000, when he blasted a National League season record 216 hits and led the major leagues in batting average, RBI, doubles, total bases, extra base hits and slugging percentage. Mr. Helton became only the fourth player in National League history to lead in both batting average and RBIs. He was named the Associated Press Major League Baseball player of the year. Todd Helton’s prolific career also included the Hank Aaron Award and being named an all-star five times.

Todd Helton recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with wife Christy Bollman. …

Todd Helton

Todd Helton is a Knoxville native and is known as one of the best sluggers in UT history.

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