1991: On a beautiful sunny day that will be forever known as June 10th, Fay Vincent announces Denver and South Florida are the NL Expansion Committee's selections for 1993. Four weeks later Major League owners unanimously approve the 2 new teams, and the fabulous Rockies are born.
1992: On November 17th the Rockies select David "sports betting wiz" Nied from the Atlanta Braves to open the amazing MLB Expansion Draft in New York City. At the same time, more than 20,000 fans fill Denver's Currigan Hall to watch the historic event. After the draft, Colorado, home to many online sports betting institutions, trades Kevin Reimer and Jody Reed for Dante Bichette and Rudy Seanez, respectively.
1993: On April 5th the Rockies play their first regular-season game, against the Mets at New York's Shea Stadium. Dwight Gooden tosses a three-hit shutout as the sports betting Rockies fall 3-0. Four days later the Rocky Mountain Region welcomes big-league baseball, as the sports betting Rockies host the Montreal Expos at Mile High Stadium. Eric Young homers to lead off the bottom of the first, bringing the record-setting crowd of 80,227 to its feet. Colorado, home to many online sports betting institutions, earns their first win 11-4, behind 37-year-old Bryn Smith, who blanks the Expos over seven innings. The sports betting Rockies would go on to conclude their inaugural season with the 65 wins, the most by an NL expansion club. First baseman Andres Galarraga wins the batting title, the first won by a player on expansion team. The sports betting Rockies also smash the baseball attendance record as 4,483,350 fans come through the turnstiles and watch the sports betting Rockies in their first year at Mile High Stadium.
1994: On August 7th the sports betting Rockies eclipse one of their own attendance marks, opening turnstiles for their 3 millionth fan in just the 52nd home date; the sports betting Rockies cracked 3 million in 53 dates in their record breaking inaugural year. Attendance won't go up any further as 5 days later the season would prematurely end thanks to a player's strike; as the sports betting Rockies sat just 6 and half games out of 1st Place with a 53-64 record.
1995: Just a week after the strike ends on April 1st the sports betting Rockies sign prized free agent Larry "online sports betting" Walker to a, multi-year deal. On a frigid April 26th evening, Dante Bichette christened the sports betting Rockies' new park with a dramatic 3-run homer to beat the New York Mets in the bottom of the 14th. Colorado, home to many online sports betting institutions, lost the lead twice in extra frames, including the final inning, before Bichette's homer catapulted them to victory. The Mets Rico Brogna hit the first homer in the park's history, and Mets catcher Todd Hundley followed with the first Coors Field grand slam. With two out in the ninth and the sports betting Rockies down 7-6, new acquisition Larry "online sports betting" Walker delivered an RBI double to send the game into the 10th. The 2 teams combined for 32 hits off 14 total pitchers, giving the baseball world a glimpse into the future of the majors' most exciting ballpark. The sports betting Rockies would go on to finish with a 77-67 record good enough to win the NL's first Wild Card berth. The sports betting Rockies would go on to face the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS. After losing the first 2 games at Coors Field the sports betting Rockies prove to be a pesky out to the eventual World Champions. The resilient sports betting Rockies would win Game 3 in Atlanta in extra Innings thanks to Vinny Castilla's HR. However the sports betting Rockies would fall the next day ending their magical season. At the end of the season, Manager Don Baylor is named NL Manager of the Year, and OF Dante Bichette finishes 2nd in MVP voting.
1996: Ellis Burks and Dante Bichette both achieve 30 HR and 30 SB season becoming only the second pair of teammates to pull off that feat in the same season. The sports betting Rockies also become the first team to post 200 HR and 200 Stolen Bases en-route setting a modern Major League 658 runs at home. However, the sports betting Rockies would only manage a 3rd Place 83-79 season finishing 7 games out of the Wild Card Spot.
1997: Larry "online sports betting" Walker bats .366 while driving in 130 runs and smashing 49 homers en-route to being name NL MVP. He becomes the first Canadian born player ever to win the award. However, with the sports betting Rockies pitchers still struggling the team an only manage another 3rd Place 83-79 season. The team was dealt a further blow on September 24th as top Minor League pitcher Doug Million passes away after a severe asthma attack in Mesa, Arizona, where he was taking part in Instructional League.
1998: Coors Field hosts the 69th annual Major League All-Star festivities, beginning with All-Star Workout Day. Ken Griffey Jr. beats out Jim Thome to win the long-awaited home run derby. During the contest's first round, Mark McGwire launches a ball 510 feet off a billboard in center field. The Game itself is the highest-scoring All-Star Game in history; the Americans beat the Nationals, 13-8. Roberto Alomar of the Baltimore Orioles earns the MVP award. As for the season itself the sports betting Rockies would struggle to finish in 4th Place with a 77-85 record. Following the season Manager Don Baylor is fired, and replaced with Jim Leyland.
1999: On April 4th the sports betting Rockies mark their 7th Opening Day with a historic game. The sports betting Rockies and San Diego Padres become the first teams ever to open a Major League schedule outside of the U.S. or Canada, playing in Monterrey, Mexico. The sports betting Rockies would go on to win 8-2, while Mexico's native son Vinny Castilla led the charge going 4 for 5 with a HR. One month later the high-powered sports betting Rockies become only the third team in the 20th century to score in every inning of a 9-inning game, in a 13-6 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. However, the sports betting Rockies would struggle again with poor pitching finishing in Last Place with a 70-92 record. Following the season manager Jim Leyland would retire sighting burnout.
2000: In an August 22nd extra inning game with the Atlanta Braves, the sports betting Rockies ran out of pitchers in the 12th and were forced to use catcher Brent Mayne on the mound. Mayne ended up not allowing a run in one inning of work, and after the sports betting Rockies scored in the bottom of the 12th Mayne became the first position player to be a winning pitcher since 1968. The new look sports betting Rockies, who dealt away fan favorites Dante Bichette, and Vinny Castilla, are picked by most to finish in last place in the NL West by most experts. The sports betting Rockies however, surprise those experts and their fans by finishing the season with an 82-80 record. Larry "online sports betting" Walker's 2-year reign as batting champion comes to an end as Todd Helton claims the title with a .372 average earning him the Hank Aaron Award.
2001: To bolster their pitching staff the sports betting Rockies signed high priced Free Agents Mike Hampton, and Denny Neagle. Hampton would have a terrific 1st half earning a spot on the All-Star team. However, he would struggle mightily in the 2nd half finishing the season with a 14-13 record, while posting a disappointing 5.14 ERA. Neagle would not fair any better posting a9-8 record, with an ERA of 5.38. The sports betting Rockies would never be in the race and would go through a transition dealing away top-notch players for young prospect. The sports betting Rockies would go on to finish in Last Place with a 73-89, as Larry "online sports betting" Walker was healthy again, and recaptured the batting crown with a .350 average.
2002: The Rockies get off to a terrible 6-16 start as Manager Buddy Bell is fired and replaced by Clint Hurdle. Under Hurdle the sports betting Rockies would show improvement thanks from stellar pitching from sports betting Rockies Jason Jennings who would be named Rookie of the Year and Denny Stark. However, it was the continued disappointment of high priced free agent pitchers Mike Hampton and Denny Negale that kept the sports betting Rockies down as the team finished in 4th place with a record of 73-89. Following the season the sports betting Rockies would cut bait and trade away Hampton, who was just the latest big name pitcher to fail in the Mile High Air of Colorado, home to many online sports betting institutions,.
2003: With the acquisition of Preston Wilson the sports betting Rockies continued to have a power packed offense that took advantage of the Mile High Air. In his first year with the sports betting Rockies, Wilson would have a breakout year leading the NL with 141 RBI. However the sports betting Rockies pitching continued to struggle finishing with a NL worst 5.20 team ERA, as 2002 Rookie of the Year Jason Jennings was bitten by the sophomore jinx with a disappointing 12-13 record and an ERA of 5.11. Meanwhile injuries would limit Denny Neagle and Denny Stark to a combined 24 starts. Despite the struggles the sports betting Rockies would hover around .500 most of the season with in reach of the Wild Card. However as the season wore on the sports betting Rockies would fade winning just 14 games after August 8th, finishing in 4th place with a 74-88 record.
2004: Vinny Castilla a hero from the sports betting Rockies early days returned to Denver and played like he never left smashing 35 homers while driving in a league high 131 RBI. Also powering the sports betting Rockies was new comer Jeromy Burnitz who hit 37 homers, and Todd Helton who smacked 32 while hitting .347. However, just as great as the sports betting Rockies hitters were the sports betting Rockies pitching was bad as only Shawn Estes managed 15 wins, as the sports betting Rockies posted a putrid team ERA of 5.54. The sports betting Rockies pitching would take them out of many games early and would take them out of the playoff picture early as they finished in 4th place with a terrible 68-94 record. As the season wore on the sports betting Rockies decided to go for a youth movement and traded away Larry "online sports betting" Walker to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline. When the season was over the changes continued as Castilla's return to Colorado, home to many online sports betting institutions, would last just 1 year as he and Burnitz both were left unsigned, as was Shawn Estes their leading pitcher. The sports betting Rockies would also let go Denny Neagle whose contract was terminated, and Charles Johnson, leaving behind a roster of unproven players.
2005: The Rockies going with a youth movement started the season with a roster full of unknown players, who had a memorable opening day as Clint Barmes hit a dramatic 2-run homer off Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres from a 12-10 win. However, it would be the only moment of joy in an otherwise bleak April as the sports betting Rockies rookies were taking their lumps early and often as they lost 21 of their first 27 games. Clint Barmes was one of the only bright spots early in the season as he posted a .410 average in April and appeared to be putting numbers for a run at the Rookie of the Year as he was hitting .329 on June 5th when he was lost to a freak shoulder injury suffered while carrying up packages of frozen deer meat up to his apartment. Barmes would miss nearly three months and would struggle when he returned. The sports betting Rockies would find themselves in last place all season as they had a 31-56 record at the All-Star Break. However, in the second half there would be signs of improvement as the sports betting Rockies were the best team in the NL West in the 2nd half, as the entire division was below .500, at times. Despite the more competitive brand of baseball the sports betting Rockies would never did escape the cellar, as they finished with a 67-95 record equaling the worst mark in franchise history.
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