This weekend, the Colorado Rockies will be facing off against the Chicago White Sox and 17,000 lucky fans are in for a treat. They’ll be walking away with a Todd Helton jersey as a memento of their day at Coors Field.
Todd Helton is nothing short of a legend in the Rockies franchise. He held down first base for an impressive 17 years and racked up some truly remarkable stats during his tenure. As it stands, he’s still leading the franchise in games played, hits made, home runs hit and RBI’s earned.
Helton’s prowess on the field didn’t go unnoticed either. He was named an All-Star five times over his career and bagged several awards including four Silver Sluggers and three Golden Gloves among others.
In total, Helton played 2,247 games throughout his career where he smashed out 369 home runs and finished with a .316 batting average. He retired in 2013 but left behind quite a legacy – his jersey number (17) became the first to ever be retired by the Rockies franchise just one year later.
Despite falling short of induction into Baseball Hall of Fame by just 11 votes earlier this year after being eligible for several years now, Helton remains an iconic figure within baseball circles.
The first 17k fans to arrive at Coors Field this Saturday will receive their very own Todd Helton jersey as part of celebrations marking Rockies’ 30th Anniversary. The game will also feature post-match entertainment including drone light show featuring music and video sequences performed by over two hundred drones!
If you’re planning on attending but haven’t secured your tickets yet – don’t worry! There are still hundreds available starting from just $14 according to Ticketmaster.
Unfortunately for those who can’t make it to Saturday’s game or miss out on getting one of these jerseys there isn’t currently any available online through team’s store – only customizable replica jerseys which start around $150 mark are listed currently.
The game is scheduled to kick-off at exactly 6:10 p.m., however gates A & E open two hours prior so you can get there early enough to secure your jersey (re-entry not permitted). And while waiting for that first pitch why not enjoy some Major League Baseball’s most affordable beer?