Colorado Rockies Baseball Betting history

The Colorado Rockies began play in 1993 baseball betting season at Mile High Stadium, the legendary home of the Denver Broncos, with a crowd of over 80,000 in an 11-4 win over the New York Mets.

Colorado annihilated the baseball betting attendance record in its inaugural season by drawing 4,483,350 as they won 65 games. Incredibly enough they were on pace to break the record in their very next baseball betting season before the labor dispute and cancellation of the remainder of the 1994 schedule killed that opportunity.

In 1995 baseball betting season the Rockies began play at Coors Field and signed free agent star Larry Walker to team up with Dante Bichette to qualify for the National League wild card spot under manager Don Baylor. The Rockies lost to Atlanta in the NLDS but Denver and baseball betting line fans were hungry for more baseball betting and expectations were inflated. Colorado won just 83 games in each of the next two baseball betting seasons. Walker had a phenomenal 1997 season in which he hit .366 with 49 home runs and 130 RBI to win NL MVP honors. The Baylor era would end in 1998 with a 77-85 record. The Rockies, who had such a rabid following in the beginning, were beginning to lose the interest of their baseball betting line fans, many of whom had championship expectations after that 1995 wild card baseball betting campaign.

Hope was quickly rekindled in the Rocky Mountains for the start of the 1999 baseball betting season as Jim Leyland was brought in to manage the Rockies, after leading Pittsburgh to the playoffs 3 times and Florida to a 1997 world title. The Leyland era began in Monterrey, Mexico as Colorado and San Diego became the first teams to open a regular season outside of the United States with Mexican Vinny Castilla going 4-5 with a home run in Colorado’s 8-2 win. Unfortunately Colorado finished 70-92 and Leyland retired at season's end in frustration and failure.

In 2000 baseball betting season without Leyland, or departed baseball betting line fan favorites Bichette and Castilla, interest in the team and attendance plummeted, despite a return to respectability with an 82-80 season, which was Colorado’s last winning campaign. Todd Helton replaced his teammate Walker as NL batting champ but Walker recaptured the prize the following year.

Walker was dealt away in 1994 and Colorado has been plagued by free agent failures on the mound at hitter's paradise Coors Field.