Todd Helton played his last game on Sunday ending a 17-year career with 2,519 hits and five All-Star selections.
Helton took out a full page ad in the Denver Post to thank the fans of the Colorado Rockies.
I want to thank you. For every ticket you bought, for every cheer you led, every rain delay you weathered, every sign you held, every rally cap you sported.
Thank you for welcoming me out of the shadow of the “Big Cat” and inspiring me to give every pitch, every pick, all I had. You inspired me to try harder, play through the pain, and weather the dry spells.
Today I give you the curtain call. I offer my sincerest gratitude for your support over these 17 years.
– Todd Helton
Colorado Rockies, 1997 – 2013