As The Rockies Turn 25, A Look At The Twists And Turns That Brought The Team To Life

 Nathaniel Minor/CPR News

Nathaniel Minor/CPR News

By Vic Vela | vic.vela@cpr.org June 21, 2018

On a blue-sky April day in Denver in 1993, Rockies batter Eric Young wanted to do something to fire up the crowd.

“To ignite our offense,” Young says now. “Just to get the place rockin’.”

It wasn’t just any crowd. The capacity gathering of more than 80,000 people inside Mile High Stadium - the largest crowd to ever witness a regular season baseball game - was just waiting to erupt. It was the first home game in Rockies history, less than two years after Major League Baseball announced Colorado would be awarded one of two expansion franchises.

 

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