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Coors Field

 

First and Figures

Status: Home of Colorado Rockies

Address: 2001 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Capacity: 50,544

Cost to construct: $215 Million 

Architect: HOK Sports, Populuos

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature:  Purple row of seats showing the "Mile High" elevation; The Rock Pile in Center field; the massive outfield.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  347

Left Center:  390

Center Field:  415

Right Center: 375

Right Field: 350

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  April 26, 1995

Opponent: New York Mets 

Results:  Rockies 11, Mets 9 in 14 innings

Attendance:  47,228

First Hit:  Walt Weiss (Rockies, Single)

Winning Pitcher: Mark Thompson

Losing Pitcher: Mike Remlinger

 

 

Notable events

The only no-hitter at Coors Field was thrown by Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 17, 1996.

 

In June 2002, the New York Yankees made their first regular season trip to Coors Field. The series was a slugfest, with the two teams combining to score 70 runs. The Yankees won the first two games by scores of 10–5 and 20–10, and the Rockies took the series finale in 10 innings by a score of 14–11.

 

There have been eight 1-0 games in Coors Field history, as of July 6, 2009. The first 1-0 game at Coors Field was on July 9, 2005, meaning all eight games have occurred since major league baseball allowed the Rockies to start using a humidor on May 15, 2002:

 

* July 9, 2005, when the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres * April 16, 2006, when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Rockies * July 25, 2006, when the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Rockies * August 1, 2006, when the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Rockies * June 11, 2008, when the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants * September 14, 2008, when the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 innings * September 17, 2008, when the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres * July 6, 2009, when the Rockies beat the Washington Nationals

 

 

 

Game 04/26/1995 Mets 9, Rockies 11 (14 innings)

  Umpires Terry Bovey, Joe Padilla, Mike Riggers, Dick Jackson

  Managers Don Baylor, Rockies; Dallas Green, Mets

  Starting Pitchers Bill Swift, Rockies; Bobby Jones, Mets

  Ceremonial Pitch Peter Coors, President of Coors Brewery Frank Stermole, Season ticket holder

  Attendance 47,228

Batting

  Batter Brett Butler (single)

  Hit Brett Butler (single)

  Run Walt Weiss

  RBI Larry Walker

  Single Brett Butler

  Double Larry Walker

  Triple Andres Galarraga (04/27/1995)

  Home Run Rico Brogna

  Grand Slam Todd Hundley

  IPHR Ellis Burks (06/14/1996)

  Stolen Base Eric Young, Walt Weiss (04/27/1995)

  Sacrifice Hit Bobby Jones

  Sacrifice Fly Dante Bichette

  Cycle John Mabry (05/18/1996)

Pitching

  Win Mark Thompson

  Loss Mike Remlinger

  Shutout Tom Galvine (06/16/1995)

  Save Bruce Ruffin (05/03/1995)

  Hit by Pitch Jerry DiPoto hit Roberto Mejia

  Wild Pitch Mike Munoz

  Balk Marvin Freeman (06/07/1995)

  No-Hitter Hideo Nomo (09/17/1996)

 

 

Hosted Events

World Series:  2007 

All Star Games:  1998

 

 

 

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