Yesterday marked 25 years since Coors Field became the home of your Colorado Rockies. How could anyone forget the first game played on April 26, 1995? Dante Bichette’s walk-off, fist-pumping homer is one of the greatest moments in Rockies, and Coors Field history. If you want a full recap of the game, SABR has a great play-by-play that was originally published in 2018.
The very first Opening Day at Coors Field is a special one, there’s no doubt about it. There are also dozens more very special moments that occurred in LoDo. The Rockies have been doing a countdown for the last few weeks and Bichette’s home run landed in the third place spot. What moment took the greatest honors? The infamous slide in Game 163 in 2007 that still plagues San Diego Padres fans. Yes, Holliday touched home.
1⃣ - The Slide— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 26, 2020
The stakes. The drama. The climax. The controversy. The legend.
Simply put, Game 163 on 10/1/07 is one of the most exciting games ever played. #CoorsTop25 ️ https://t.co/Oezd9OvJXS pic.twitter.com/nXduNmYAaR
The second place honors went to the Toddfather, Todd Helton, and the final out in the NLCS as the Rockies clinched their first World Series berth. The joy on Helton’s face is unmistakable. If you open the above Tweet and keep clicking through you can see all of the top moments that took place at Coors Field in it’s 25-year history.
Of the top three moments the Rockies posted, which would you put at number one?
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The Holliday slide
The Toddfather NLCS final out
In addition to the countdown that the Rockies have posted, they spent all day yesterday honoring Coors Field. They posted highlights from day one through current day. Some of the moments of note:
The addition of The Rooftop
Keeping up with best practices and industry trends, as well as remaining forward-thinking, Rockies leadership is always looking to ensure that Coors Field feels new and relevant while maintaining its old school charm.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 26, 2020
Enter The Rooftop in 2013. https://t.co/oyKiBHVkVI pic.twitter.com/sBMhdOU5jD
After the '02 season, Rockies engineer Tony Cowell and the club’s Ballpark Operations Department conceptualized and built The Humidor.— Coors Field (@CoorsField) April 26, 2020
While Coors will always be a hitter’s park, the humidor concept, has since been adopted by other clubs, has helped level the playing field. https://t.co/Y3gZo3qhX6 pic.twitter.com/6zXBITqOTz
The 1998 All-Star Game
Coors Field hosted its first and only All-Star Game on 7/7/1998. It remains the highest-scoring ASG in history, with an epic Home Run Derby won by Ken Griffey Jr.— Coors Field (@CoorsField) April 26, 2020
Beanie Babies were all the rage, which led to an infamous gate giveaway. Wonder if anyone still has one of those! https://t.co/iQhKYWwFn7 pic.twitter.com/eSzRDLrqF5
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These are just a few highlights — Coors Field is so full of memories and moments of great significance.
- What is your favorite Coors Field moment?
- As a fan, what is your favorite part about attending a game at Coors Field?
- Were you in attendance at any of the Rockies’ significant moments at Coors Field?