Jeff Cirillo spent just two seasons as a member of the Rockies during his 14-year Major League career. However, his 2000 campaign will be remembered by Colorado fans for years to come.
Traded to the Rockies from the Milwaukee Brewers in the offseason as a part of a three-team swap, Cirillo made a quick impact in Colorado, earning an All-Star Game nod (his second and final one of his career) and having one of the best games in franchise history.
How Jeff Cirillo became a part of Colorado Rockies history
On June 28, 2000, in what can only be called a “Coors Field game,” the Rockies outlasted the San Francisco Giants 17-13. There were plenty of offensive heroes that day on both sides of the diamond, but none shined brighter than Cirillo.
Cirillo would start his day with a double to lead off the second inning, then would add a two-run homer in the third, a solo homer in the fifth, and a two-run shot in the seventh to round out a 4-for-5 day with six RBI out of the cleanup spot in the order.
By the way, Cirillo would slash .403/.472/.607 with an OPS of 1.078 in 318 at-bats at Coors Field that season.
What makes this performance unique: It was the first time anyone with the Rockies had totaled 14 bases in a game. Earlier in the season, Todd Helton totaled 13 in a single game, marking the sixth time a Rockies player had ever done that.