Rockies will use special balls this weekend in honor of Todd Helton

Friday August 15th, 2014

The Rockies will use special balls for this weekend's series against the Reds in honor of ex-Colorado first baseman Todd Helton.

Each game of the series will have a different Helton-themed promotion. Fans at Friday's game will receive a "farewell" Todd Helton bobblehead. Saturday's giveaway is a Helton jersey. The Rockies will retire Helton's No. 17 on Sunday and fans will receive a Helton "Bobble Gnome."

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Helton spent his entire 17-year career with the Rockies. He was selected to five consecutive All-Star teams from 2000 to 2004. 

Helton is Colorado's all-time leader in games played, hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs.

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- Dan Gartland

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