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Todd Helton from the Chronology
Jun 6, 2005 - Bambi's revenge. Colorado SS Clint Barmes hitting .329 falls while carrying frozen venison up a flight of stairs and breaks his collarbone. Barmes initially says he was carrying groceries up the stairs but later he will change his story saying it was not groceries but a package of deer meat that he got from Todd Helton. Helton will confirm that they were riding all terrain vehicles but insists that breach of contract was unrelated to the injury. The Rockies place SS Clint Barmes on the 60 day DL but he is out for the season. The Rocks call up C Danny Ardoin and INF Tim Olson.
Jun 5, 2004 - Todd Helton and Royce Clayton hit 2-run homers to pace the Rockies to an 11-2 win over the Giants. Barry Bonds is walked 3 times twice intentionally and hits a double. Yesterday Jeff Fassero ignored manager Clint Hurdle's instructions and pitched to Bonds who hit his 15th homer.
Sep 27, 2003 - The Cardinals defeat the Diamondbacks 3-2 as Edgar Renteria becomes the 1st NL SS in 18 years to drive in 100 runs. Todd Helton of the Rookies narrowly loses the N.L. batting title to Albert Pujols of the Cardinals on the final day of the season He trailed Pujols by as much as 56 points before making his charge. Also leading the NL is Mike Matheny of the Cardinals the first catcher since Charles Johnson in 1997 to sport a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Apr 10, 2003 - The Rockies top the Cardinals 8-7. In doing so they turn the first triple play in team history when Orlando Palmeiro lines out to 1B Todd Helton with 2 runners going with the pitch in the 6th inning.
Apr 8, 2003 - St. Louis Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny tags out Jay Payton at the plate and sends the game into extra innings. Matheny hits a three-run homer in the 13th to give his team a 15-12 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds has four hits and five RBI while becoming only the sixth major league player to notch seven extra base hits in two consecutive games. The last player to tie this record was Larry Walker on May 22‚ 1996. Todd Helton is 4-for-4 for the losers.
Oct 7, 2001 - Rickey Henderson gets the 3000th hit of his career a leadoff bloop double as the Padres lose to the Rockies 14-5. Ricky then leaves the game. The game is the final one of Tony Gwynn's career. Gwynn pinch hits in the 9th and grounds out then walks around the field shaking hands with hometown fans. Larry Walker who sits wins his third NL batting title in three years at .350. Walker and Rockies teammate Todd Helton (.336) become the first teammates to finish 1-2 since John Olerud (.363) Paul Molitor (.332) and Roberto Alomar (.326) were the top 3 for Toronto in 1993.
Oct 6, 2001 - Colorado drops a 10-4 decision to San Diego. Rockies 1B Todd Helton gets a double in the game making him the first big league player ever to have back-to-back seasons of 400 total bases. He had 405 last year.
Sep 30, 2001 - Todd Helton's 2B is his 100th extra base hit of the season. He is the 1st player in history to have 100 extra base hits in back-to-back seasons. Lou Gehrig and Chuck Klein were the only others to do it twice in their careers. Colorado scores 8 runs in the 3rd inning and calcimines Milwaukee 10-0.
Sep 24, 2001 - Larry Walker is 4-for-4 with 2 homers and scores 5 runs to pace the Rockies to a 15-11 win over the Padres. Todd Helton hits his 44th and drives in 4 and Juan Uribe has 4 hits as the Rockies score in all 8 innings they go to bat. The Pads Rickey Henderson is 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored leaving him 3 shy of Cobb's runs record.
May 28, 2001 - The Dodgers defeat the Rockies 11-10 in 11 innings. Catcher and leadoff hitter Paul LoDuca gets 6 hits tying the NL record for extra innings including a 3-run homer for LA. He drives home 4 runs including the tying run in the 9th and scores 3 himself plating the winning run in the 11th. Todd Helton has a grand slam for the Rocks.
May 13, 2001 - Montreal takes a 9-0 lead over host Colorado in the 4th inning then holds on for a 14-10 win. Milton Bradley has 4 hits including a HR and 5 RBIs while Guerrero and Jose Vidro also homer. Todd Helton has 4 hits with a HR and double.
Apr 4, 2001 - Colorado Rockies Todd Helton and Larry Walker each drive home four runs to back Denny Neagle who surrenders three runs in five innings. The Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals‚ 13-9‚ scoring 10 earned runs off Andy Benes in 2.2 innings. Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds hits a pair of homers to become the first player to hit two fair balls into the upper deck at Coors Stadium.
Sep 27, 2000 - The Rockies knock Schilling out of the box enroute to a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Gabe White (11-2) is the winner in relief with offensive help from Jeff Cirillo (3-for-5) and Larry Walker's 5th 4-hit game of the year. Terry Shumpert homers and Todd Helton goes into the record books with his 100th walk. Helton is the 8th major leaguer to collect 100 walks 100 runs 100 RBIs and 200 hits in a season. Cirillo puts his name in the record books with a double today his 53rd of the season. He is the only MLer to collect 45 or more doubles in a year in both the NL and AL. The Rocks have not been shutout at home in 124 straight games.
Aug 22, 2000 - Two position players take the mound in mop up rolls. Catcher Brent Mayne is called upon after the Rockies use 9 pitchers through 11 innings against the Braves. Mayne starts the 12th-setting a NL record for most pitchers in a game-and allows a walk but no hits in a scoreless inning. Mayne who never pitched at any level gets Chipper Jones on a ground out to end the frame. The Rockies score to win 7-6 in 12 innings on rookie Adam Melhuse's 1st career hit. Mayne is the first position player to win since Rocky Colavito on August 25 1968 and the first catcher to win a game since Buck Ewing in 1889. Todd Helton is 1-for-4 and finishes the game hitting .39690.
May 3, 2000 - The Rockies bash the Expos 16-7 setting a team record in the process by stroking 24 hits. OF Todd Helton goes 5-for-5 in the contest while all 9 Colorado starters get at least 1 hit and 1 RBI each.
Aug 14, 1999 - The Rockies and Expos combine to hit 10 HRs in Colorado's 11-8 victory. Four players-Montreal's Geoff Blum and Colorado's Edgard Clemente Todd Helton and Dante Bichette-each hit a pair while Jose Vidro and Rondell White also connect. It is only the 3rd time in major league history that 4 players have each hit 2 HRs in the same game.
Jun 19, 1999 - Colorado defeats Florida 10-2 as 1B Todd Helton hits for the cycle.
Jun 14, 1999 - With a 3-run double in the bottom of the 8th Todd Helton leads the Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Giants. In the 5th the Giants turned a 5-4-3 triple play-the 1st triple play in Coors Field history.
May 21, 1999 - At Coors Field, Larry Walker’s third hit of the game is an 11th inning walkoff homer off of John Frascatore to give the Rockies an 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks. Todd Helton has 4 hits for the Rocks. Walker’s 21-game hit streak will end tomorrow but he bats .506 (41-for-81) during the streak, the first .500 average during a 20-game hit streak since Bob "Fats" Fothergill, in 1927 (as noted by Trent McCotter).
Sep 27, 1998 - The Giants lose 9-8 to the Rockies when Neifi Perez hits a walkoff HR in the 9th of Robb Nen. Vinnie Castilla hits his 46th HR and Todd Helton adds a 3-run HR. Bonds has a double and triple and Jeff Kent has a double and HR the latter served up by Pedro Astacio in his 1.1 innings of work. Astacio ends the season with more than 200 innings pitched and an ERA over 6.00 the first pitcher since 1931 to accomplish that.
Jun 1, 1995 - The California Angels select Nebraska OF Darin Erstad with the 1st pick in the amateur draft. He'll sign for a $1.6 bonus the highest signing bonus to date. Picking next the Padres take high school C Ben Davis and the Mariners pick Jose Cruz Jr. The Cubs follow with Texas high schooler Kerry Wood. The 5th pick P Ariel Prieto will skip the minors and debut with the A's on July 5. Picking 7th the Rangers pass over Todd Helton to take P Jonathan Johnson. Picking next Colorado takes Helton. The Brewers take future starting OF Geoff Jenkins in the first round but the rest of their picks will be busts. The Red Sox take pitcher Andy Yount with #15 but a kitchen knife slicing injury will shorten his career. Sean Casey goes to the Indians on round 2 and the Royals take Carlos Beltran on the same round. Gabe Kaplan goes to the Tigers on the 57th round. The Mets strike out in the first round (18th) with SS Ryan Jaroncyk; picking in the same spot 4 years ago they took OF Al Shirley.
Sep 16, 1972 - At Wrigley, Glenn Beckert sets a dubious, since tied (by Todd Helton in 1998), ML and NL record by stranding 12 base runners in a game. In spite of this, his Cubs beat the Mets, 18–5. The Cubs jump first, knocking out Tom Seaver in just 2 1/3 innings. After Seaver loads the bases on walks in the 3rd, P Burt Hooton homers. Chicago garners 15 walks, with Ellie Hendricks walking 5 straight times, a NL record.