(PHOENIX) — Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton is hanging up the cleats for good at the end of the season. He made the announcement following Saturday night’s 9-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 40-year-old Helton spent 17 seasons in the big leagues, all with the Rockies, where he will end his career as the club leader in games, hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs, runs and walks.
Earlier this month, the five-time All-Star became the 96th player in major league history to have 2,500 career hits.
Helton’s final home game at Coors Field will be against the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 25, while the final game of his career will come in Los Angeles on Sept. 29 against the Dodgers.
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