Colorado Rockies trivia: Do you know these All-Star Game facts?
Can you name the only Colorado Rockies pitcher to ever start an All-Star Game?
The photo above may have provided a big clue, as the answer is Ubaldo Jimenez, who also holds the distinction of being the only Rockies pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter. The right-hander started for the National League in the 81st All-Star Game, held at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
Can you name the only Rockies player to ever lead the National League in fan voting in a single year?
That would be Troy Tulowitzki, who received an NL-best 5,349,456 votes in 2014. Tulo would hit a first-inning double off Detroit’s Max Scherzer and go 1-for-3 in the game.
How many Rockies players have been elected by fans to play in the All-Star Game?
The answer is seven. Those players are Nolan Arenado (2017-19), Dante Bichette (1996), Carlos Gonzalez (2013), Todd Helton (2001-03), Troy Tulowitzki (2013-14), and Larry Walker (1997-99).
How many Rockies managers have taken part in the All-Star Game as a manager or coach?
The answer is two. Clint Hurdle managed the 2008 NL squad after leading the 2007 Rockies to the World Series. Hurdle was also a coach for the 2004 NL team while Don Baylor was a coach in 1994 and 1998.
Finally, can you name the three players who hit home runs during the 1998 All-Star Game in Denver (a 13-8 win for the American League)?
The answer is Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Roberto Alomar, who would go 3-for-4 to earn All-Star Game MVP honors.