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Todd Helton's Hitter Hands
From a collection of incomparable sports art By Raelee Frazier
The artist Raelee Frazier with Todd Helton
during the making of the life cast hands for the art.
About Todd Helton
Few ball players from Major League
Baseball that have had an impact on the overall quality of play
in Major League Baseball that Todd Helton has had over the last
few years . Since being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first
round of the 1995 Draft Todd has distinguished himself with pure
production on both the offensive and defensive sides of the
game. Todd has improved his overall performance in each consecutive
season since being drafted into the Major leagues.
In his first five season's with the
Colorado Rockies Baseball team Todd had become noticed as one of
the premiere players in the game.
Some highlights of Todd's distinguished career with
the Colorado Rockies Baseball team:
- 2001: Finished the season runner-up to Larry Walker
for the NL batting title, hitting .336 (197-for-587) with 54 doubles,
two triples, 49 homers and 146 RBI.
- 2000: Batting Champion NL, Hank Aaron Award for best offensive
player , NL RBI Leader
- 2000: Todd completed one of the finest wire-to-wire campaigns
ever...the Associated Press named him Major League Player of the
- 2000: He won his first career batting title, by 17 points,
leading the majors with a .372 average
- 2000-2001: The 293 runs knocked in over the last two seasons
is the most combined in back-to-back seasons in franchise History
- 2001: Todd finished the season with over 100 extra-base hits
for the second consecutive season, becoming the first player in
MLB history to accomplish that feat.
- With 105 total extra base hits in 2001 (54 doubles, two triples
and 49 homers).
- Todd had 103 extra-base hits In 2000, (59 doubles, two
triples and 47 homers).
- Helton became only the third player in Major League history
to have multiple extra base-hit seasons in a career. He now joins
the immortal Lou Gehrig and Chuck Klein as the only players to
have two seasons of 100-plus extra base hits.
- 400 AGAIN....Todd finished the 2001 season with 402 total bases
on the year, becoming only the fourth player in history to total
Todd Helton Playing Defense
for the Colorado Rockies
"It's not hard to make yourself
better if you are willing to work at it," Helton said. "It's
a priority for me because I can help my team win games with my glove
Often when players are known
for their offensives skills their defense goes relatively unnoticed
however Helton produces both offensively and defensively making
him the ultimate double threat to his opposition.
...Todd has a career .995
average as a fielder, making him one of the toughest defensive
first bases in baseball, battling the late-evening Coors Field sun
most of the summer...since '98, he's ranked among major league leaders
in 3-6-3 double plays; he has a quick release and a very accurate
2001 Todd earned the Golden Glove
Award for his defensive abilities with the with the Colorado Rockies
2000: In the field, his .995 fielding
percentage ranked third among NL first basemen...however, he led
NL first basemen in games (160), putouts (1,326), assists (149),
total chances (1,482) and double plays (143)...he originated 11
ground-ball double plays...and, he built a 43-game errorless streak...the
stretch from June 26-Aug. 12 covered 411 total chances.