Todd Helton gets 2,500th hit in Rockies win
The Colorado Rockies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Sunday at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.
According to MLB.com, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton got his 2,500th career hit in the victory. Helton achieved the milestone in the seventh inning off Reds pitcher Curtis Partch. Helton slapped a ball down the left field line for a double.
“A line-hugger that barely stayed fair on a 3-2 count,” Helton said. “That’s what’s kept me in the league this long. That’s my bread and butter, to go the other way, especially with two strikes. To do it on the 2,500th is very fitting.”
Helton’s milestone hit overshadowed teammate Michael Cuddyer’s big game, he was 4 for 4 with a home run in the win.
According to CBS Sports, Helton is the 96th player in major league history to reach 2,500 hits for his career. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and tipped his helmet to the cheering fans. After the inning ended, the scoreboard showed a short highlight video of Helton’s career.
Helton spent his entire 17-year career with the Rockies, which started in the 1997 season.