Todd Helton has officially been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was Helton's sixth year on the ballot. To get into the Hall of Fame you need 75% of the vote. Todd Helton got 79.7% of the vote. That's a 4.5% difference. Todd Helton getting into the Hall of Fame was very well deserved, he was a great ball player.
The Colorado Rockies were lucky enough to have drafted a player like Todd Helton. To be able to play with one team your whole entire career is pretty awesome. That's exactly what Todd Helton did. He spent his entire 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies.
Todd Helton joined MLB Network to reflect on his great career. “As long as you're helping the team win and doing so positively, I consider it a good game.”
Todd Helton made his MLB debut in 1997, he played until 2013. It was a long career for Todd Helton. He played a total of 2,247 career games along with 9,453 at-bats. Helton slashed .316/.414/.539, with 369 HR's, 1,406 RBI's, 1,335 RBI's, 592 doubles, 37 triples, .953 OPS, and a 61.8 WAR.
To go along with those great numbers, Todd Helton also won many awards over the course of his career. He was a five-time MLB All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner, and a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Helton was also the NL batting champion and MLB RBI leader in 2000.
Based off these stats and awards shown above, Todd Helton deserved this great honor of getting into the Hall of Fame. Todd Helton will forever be a baseball legend. For the Rockies, Helton will forever be one of the best players to ever wear the Colorado Rockies uniform.