Todd Helton: Rockies for Life
Todd Helton, a Major League Baseball player, has received various awards since he debuted as a professional baseball first baseman in Colorado. He had been drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the Major League Baseball Draft during the opening of the 1995 season. He was signed by the team on August 1, 1995 and debuted in the Major League Baseball in 1997.
Profile: Helton is one of the most active senior professional players in Major League Baseball who played for a single team, along with Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter. Helton is also the current holder of Colorado Rookies’ club records. The records include 259 homeruns, 2,444 hits, 573 doubles, 1,371 runs scored, 2,160 games played, 1,307 walks, 1,365 RBIs and 4.166 total bases. During the Colorado Rookies vs the Atlanta Braves match, Helton had obtained his 2,000th hit in his career history.
Awards and Career Highlights: Helton had received various awards since he started playing professional baseball up to this time. He had been in the All-Star Games five times from 2000 to 2004. Todd Helton is also a four-time Silver Slugger awardee, which is most out of all first basemen in the MLB history, from 2000 to 2003. Helton had also been awarded as the National League Player of the Month four times, during the months of May 2000, August 2000, May 2002 and April 2003. He also received the Gold Glove Award three times on 2001, 2002 and 2004. Also, he received the Colorado Rockies – honored Roberto Clemente Man of the Year Award in 2000 and 2002.
Todd Helton had also received various awards and honors during his National League Matches playing for the Colorado Rookies. He was awarded with the various accolades such as the National League Batting Champion, National League Silver Slugger Percentage Leader, National League RBI Leader, National League Double Leader, National League Hits Leader, National League On-Base Percentage Leader, National League Total Bases Leader and National League Extra Base Hits Leader.
Aside from his National League awards, he also received quite a number of honors such as the Dick Howser Trophy, Walter Fenner Buck Leonard Legacy Award, National League Hank Aaron Award, Baseball Digest Major League Baseball Player of the Year, USA Baseball Alumni Player of the Year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award and The Associated Press Major League Baseball Player of the Year. Some awards and career highlights, which are not mentioned, also add to Todd Helton’s achievements in the baseball field.