1999 Colorado Rockies

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Record: 72-90, Finished 5th in NL Western Division (1999 NL)

Managed by Jim Leyland

Coaches: Lorenzo Bundy, Rich Donnelly, Clint Hurdle, Bruce Kimm, Milt May and Tommy Sandt

Ballpark: Coors Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1999 Colorado Rockies set a major league record by hitting a home run in 32 straight home games. While the team was not a particularly good one, finishing well below .500, this was the height of baseball's high-offensive era of the late 1990s-early 2000s, in the days of the "Blake Street Bombers", and before the introduction of measures such as the humidor to constrain some of the extreme offensive numbers in Colorado: the conditions were thus perfect to set such a record. It stood until tied by the 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers, who did so over two seasons.

Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Player Position
Darryl Hamilton CF
Neifi Perez SS
Lenny Harris RF
Dante Bichette LF
Vinny Castilla 3B
Todd Helton 1B
Mike Lansing 2B
Kirt Manwaring C
Darryl Kile P

Awards and Honors[edit]