Colorado Rockies history: Andres Galarraga gets six hits in one game

14 Apr 1997: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies swings at a pitch during the Rockies 10-8 win over the Montreal Expos at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
14 Apr 1997: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies swings at a pitch during the Rockies 10-8 win over the Montreal Expos at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado /
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14 Apr 1997: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies swings at a pitch during the Rockies 10-8 win over the Montreal Expos at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images.
14 Apr 1997: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies swings at a pitch during the Rockies 10-8 win over the Montreal Expos at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images. /

We continue with our top 32 moments in Rockies franchise history tournament with a moment early in Rockies history: a moment in the third year of the franchise’s existence.

On Monday, July 3, 1995, the Colorado Rockies faced the Houston Astros at Coors Field. The game was a classic Coors Field slugfest. Combined, the two teams had 25 runs and 34 hits in this slugfest as the Rockies prevailed by the score of 15-10. However, the highlight of the of the game was a career game for Rockies first baseman Andres Galarraga. In the game, he had six hit in six at-bats.

The starting lineups

Houston Astros

  1. Brian Hunter, CF
  2. Future Hall-of-Famer Craig Biggio, 2B
  3. Future Hall-of-Famer Jeff Bagwell, 1B
  4. Derek Bell, RF
  5. Tony Eusebio, C
  6. James Mouton, LF
  7. Orlando Miller, SS
  8. Phil Nevin, 3B
  9. Doug Drabek, SP

The Rockies

  1. Eric Young, 2B
  2. Mike Kingery, CF
  3. Dante Bichette, LF
  4. Larry Walker, RF
  5. Galarraga, 1B
  6. Vinny Castilla, 3B
  7. Joe Girardi, C
  8. Walt Weiss, SS
  9. Armando Reynoso, SP
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