20 Facts About Colorado Rockies


Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver.

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The Colorado Rockies compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division.

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Colorado Rockies began play as an expansion team for the 1993 season, and played their home games for their first two seasons at Mile High Stadium.

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The Colorado Rockies have qualified for the postseason five times, each time as a Wild Card winner.

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The Colorado Rockies then proceeded to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLDS and NLCS respectively and entered the 2007 World Series as winners of 21 of their last 22 games.

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The Colorado Rockies were MLB's first team based in the Mountain Time Zone.

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In 2018, the Colorado Rockies became the first team since the 1922 Philadelphia Phillies to play in four cities against four teams in five days, including the 162nd game of the regular season, NL West tie-breaker, NL Wild Card Game and NLDS Game 1, eventually losing to the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS.

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The Colorado Rockies have played their home games at Coors Field since 1995.

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The article sparked controversy, and soon-after The Denver Post published an article featuring many Colorado Rockies players contesting the claims made in the USA Today article.

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In March 2021, Ken Rosenthal and Nick Groke reported in The Athletic that, during the 2020 season, the Colorado Rockies had made baseball operations personnel work as clubhouse attendants in addition to their front office duties, resulting in work days lasting up to 17 hours.

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Colorado Rockies originally wore an alternate black uniform during their maiden 1993 season, but for only a few games.

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From 2002 to 2011, the Colorado Rockies wore alternate versions of their pinstriped white uniform, featuring the interlocking "CR" on the left chest and numerals on the right chest.

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At the start of the 2012 season, the Colorado Rockies introduced "Purple Mondays" in which the team wears its purple uniform every Monday game day, though the team continued to wear them on other days of the week.

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However, the Colorado Rockies have since added alternate white non-pinstriped pants to pair with either their black or purple alternate uniforms at home, as neither uniform contained pinstripes.

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Colorado Rockies currently wear an all-black cap with "CR" in purple trimmed in silver and a purple-brimmed variation as an alternate.

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In 2022, the Colorado Rockies were one of seven additional teams to don Nike's "City Connect" uniforms.

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Caps are green with a white panel, featuring a "CO" patch with various Colorado Rockies-inspired symbols, including colors from the state flag and mountain ranges.

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Colorado Rockies have not re-issued Carlos Gonzalez's No 5 since leaving the team after 2018.

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Colorado Rockies led MLB attendance records for the first seven years of their existence.

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Colorado Rockies returned in 2022, replacing Mike Rice, who reportedly refused the COVID-19 vaccine.

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