The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. They are currently members of Major League Baseball(MLB)'s National League (NL) West division.
In 1991 Major League Baseball was expanded and an ownership group representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael I. Monus were granted a franchise.
They took the name "Rockies" due to Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, which is reflected in their logo. Monus and Antonucci were forced to drop out in 1992 and the magnate Jerry McMorris took their place saving the franchise, allowing the team to begin play in 1993.
Black, purple, white. At the start of the 2012 season, the Rockies introduced "Purple Mondays" in which the team wears its purple uniform every Monday game day.
Purple mountain with baseball.
Dinger, a purple anthropomorphized triceratops.
Todd Helton is the sole Colorado player to have his number (17) retired, which was done on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Jackie Robinson's number, 42, was retired throughout all of baseball in 1997.
Official website: http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com