Colorado Rockies: Examining the 5 greatest seasons in franchise history
3. 1995 Season (77-67)
Despite the fact that the Rockies had fewer wins in ’95 than they did in the ’96 and ’97 seasons, they still had a better winning percentage. That is the reason why the 1995 season is ranked third.
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In 1995, the Rockies hitting was per usual. They were second in the Majors with a .282 batting average and 200 homers, which was 54 more than the league average. They were fifth in RBI with 749.
Unfortunately, the measly pitching was also the same. The Rockies finished third to last in ERA at 4.97. They also finished 18th in strikeouts with 891.
In the category of fielding, the Rockies finished 16th in errors, three above the league average. They finished right at the league average for fielding percentage with .981, which was 14th in Major League Baseball.
The Rockies also finished second in the division in 1995, only one game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were able to clinch a wild card berth, but lost to the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS 3-1.
Comparative grade: B-