Colorado Rockies in History

Events in Sport

  • 1982-05-27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • 1991-07-05 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
  • 1992-06-16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992-10-27 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 1993-04-05 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0
  • 1993-04-09 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
  • 1995-10-01 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
  • 1996-05-11 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0
  • 1996-09-17 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
  • 2007-06-28 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies
  • 2007-10-15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
  • 2007-10-28 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
  • 2014-07-29 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1961-06-18 Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
  • 1962-11-12 Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1963-04-10 Marvin Freeman, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-10-04 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1963-11-18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1963-11-28 Walt Weiss, Tuxedo NY, shortstop (Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies)
  • 1964-09-11 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1965-06-08 Kevin Ritz, Eatonstown NJ, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1966-03-11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-04-25 Darren Holmes, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1966-04-29 John VanderWal, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966-05-01 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • 1966-05-11 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-05-11 Eric Young, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1967-07-04 Vinny Castilla, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1967-07-21 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967-10-20 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969-02-10 Jayhawk Owens, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1970-08-16 Quinton McCracken, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1970-10-03 Roger Bailey, American pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chattahoochee, Florida
  • 1971-01-05 Jason Bates, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
  • 1971-04-07 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1971-04-30 Ryan Hawblitzel, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1971-12-08 Garvin Alston, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1972-06-03 Bryan Rekar, Oak Lawn IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1984-10-10 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Santa Clara, California