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Gazette Premium Content Todd Helton's No. 17 to be retired by Rockies on Aug. 17

Troy E. Renck, The Denver Post Updated: February 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Troy E. Renck, The Denver Post Updated: February 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm • Published: February 6, 2014

Just hours before Todd Helton played his final home game last September, owner Dick Monfort promised that the first baseman's number would be retired. Thursday, a date was set. He will become the first Rockie to receive the honor for his playing career in a pregame ceremony at Coors Field on...

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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies will retire former first baseman Todd Helton's No. 17 on Aug. 17.

The club announced its promotional schedule Thursday and it includes a three-day weekend honoring Helton, who retired at the end of last season.

Helton will be honored in a ceremony on Aug. 17 before the Rockies play the Cincinnati Reds.

Also, Root Sports announced former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs will join its Rockies broadcast team this season.

Spilborghs played a key role in the Rockies' 2007 World Series run and had considered resuming his career with the Rockies on a minor league contract this season before deciding to retire and go into broadcasting. He'll be a part of the team's pregame and postgame shows.

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