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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Coors Field

Posted on August 11 2016

Major League Baseball Tour

Colorado Rockies
vs
San Diego Padres



GAME
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out of 30

SCORECARD

Flip this card to see the score of the game!

BOX SCORE

Colorado Rockies - 6
San Diego Padres - 3

Colorado Rockies WIN!

ABOUT THE GAME


  • ATTENDANCE

    27,587 fans

  • DURATION

    2 hours 38 minutes

  • STADIUM

    Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

  • WEATHER

    62 degrees, overcast


Did you know?

As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a few of the unusual facts about Coors Field Stadium that we found especially interesting.

Facts Unique to
Coors Field Stadium


High Altitude Baseball

It’s important to note that the wind can easily play a much greater role than altitude in turning fly balls into home runs. The same 400-foot shot, with a 10-mph wind at the hitter’s back, can turn into a 430-foot blast. (A 10-mph wind is close to the average prevailing wind in the United States.) So, it’s easy to see how a good tailwind can beat high altitude for home-run hitting any day.

An important effect of altitude on baseball is the influence thinner air has on pitching. In general, curve balls will be a little less snappy, and fastballs will get about an extra six inches of giddy-up due to the decrease in resistance the thinner air provides.

About the Stadium


SOLAR PANELS

  • In partnership with Xcel Energy, the Colorado Rockies installed solar panels on the Rockpile
  • These solar panels produce over 14,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year, enough to power the Rockpile board during games

STATS

  • Capacity: 50,490 fans
  • Mascot: Dinger the Purple Dinosaur
  • Cost $215 million dollars to build this park
  • First official game was played on April 26th, 1995. Colorado vs New York Mets

Retired Numbers (42) and (17)

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The Colorado Rockies have two retired numbers: 17 and 42.

In 1997, the Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball and other Major League Clubs celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. On August 13, 1997, in a ceremony attended by Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, the Colorado Rockies officially retired the number 42 in honor of Jackie’s historic and heroic contributions to the game of baseball.

Todd Helton’s number 17 was retired on August 17, 2014 in honor of his 17 years of service to the Colorado Rockies. Having played his entire career in Colorado, Todd retired as the career leader in almost every offensive category in team history. His commitment to the organization and community were recognized with a weekend-long celebration culminating in a pregame ceremony and unveiling of his number plaque in center field above the bullpens.

Our Reflections on the Game

Advice and reflections from the Glanville Team

Thoughts from James


Coors field Colorado Rockies. It was a perfect day for baseball not too hot or cold and my mom said she liked the clean bathrooms. Coors Field, you feel like you are in the mountains and the balls fly high!James

Christie’s Thoughts

Coors Field, Denver, Colorado. Centrally located and within walking distance to great restaurants and hotels. The feel from the outside is of an old brick stadium and gives the feel of old baseball, yet it is modern and completely dialed. SUPER clean restrooms and lots of different food choices!! Including the Denver dog (a hotdog) of course!Christie

SMILE

Some snapshots from the game.

  • family
  • coors
  • field
  • pitch
  • fam
  • aqua
  • airport

Thank you for following along! Stay tuned, next we are heading to Anaheim, California to the Angels Stadium on April 24th, 2016. See you after!

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