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

By: Troy E. Renck, The Denver Post
February 6, 2014 Updated: February 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm
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photo - DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 25: Todd Helton hits a homerun off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy the start of action in Denver. The Colorado Rockies hosted the Boston Red Sox and said farewell to longtime first baseman Todd Helton, who recently announced his retirement following this season. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 25: Todd Helton hits a homerun off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy the start of action in Denver. The Colorado Rockies hosted the Boston Red Sox and said farewell to longtime first baseman Todd Helton, who recently announced his retirement following this season. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post) 

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.

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

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

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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