Colorado Rockies: The 4 greatest offensive performances in team history
By Kevin Henry
The first Hall of Famer for the Colorado Rockies, Larry Walker had some incredible moments on the diamond. While many scoff at Walker’s numbers because he played at Coors Field, it is perhaps ironic that his finest game in a Rockies uniform actually came outside of Denver.
Larry Walker’s best game as a member of the Colorado Rockies
On June 25, 2004, the Rockies opened up a three-game series in Cleveland against the then-Indians. Walker would lead Colorado to a 10-8 win with three home runs, including a two-run blast in the bottom of the 10th inning that would provide the winning margin.
Walker also blasted a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the sixth, plus a fourth-inning double to make him 4-for-4 on the day with five RBI. Walker would also walk twice and make a difference on defense, adding an outfield assist on a throw to third base to nail Cleveland’s Ben Broussard as he tried to stretch a sixth-inning double into a triple.
Walker was just 1-for-6 on the season before breaking out in Cleveland. He didn’t make his season debut until June 22 after starting the season on the injured list with a strained groin after undergoing offseason surgery on his left shoulder and right knee in the offseason.
Less than two months after his best game as a member of the Rockies, Walker was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals.
What makes this performance unique: It was the only one of the four to come on the road.