Can you guess how many All-Star Game player selections the Rockies have had in their history, prior to this season?
We’ll give you some choices: A: 38. B: 48. C: 58
The answer is C. Since the Rockies came into existence before the 1993 campaign, a Colorado player has been introduced at the All-Star Game 58 times. Three Rockies hold the honor of representing the franchise in five All-Star Games: Nolan Arenado (2015-2019), Todd Helton (2000-04), and Troy Tulowitzki (2010-11, 2013-15).
With the Rockies coming into the league in 1993, can you name the first-ever All-Star player wearing a Rockies insignia? That would be Andres Galarraga, who earned two All-Star nods with Colorado (1993 and 1997).
Galarraga being the only Rockies player selected to the All-Star Game in 1993 is one of just eight seasons where just one Colorado player has been in the All-Star Game. On the other side of the spectrum, there have been two years where four Rockies have taken part in the All-Star Game. In 2017, it was Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Greg Holland, and DJ LeMahieu. In 2019, it was Arenado, Blackmon, David Dahl, and Trevor Story.
Check out all of the starters from the 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland, the last time the Midsummer Classic was held.