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First baseman Todd Helton played his entire 17-year Major League Baseball career with the Colorado Rockies, a rare feat in an era of constant player shuffling. Always a fan favorite, Helton generated loyalty on and off the field. For many fans, the enthusiasm came from his astonishing playing record that made him a five-time All-Star pick, four-time Silver Slugger, and three-time Gold Glove Award winner. For others, it was his dedication in supporting and inspiring kids, especially his work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. On Sunday August 17, 2014, Helton's #17 was retired by the Colorado Rockies during an emotional pre-game ceremony. With a career batting average of .316, 2,519 hits, 369 home runs and 1,406 RBIs, Helton will become Baseball Hall of Fame eligible in 2019, an honor that many feel is well-deserved.