In the history of the Colorado Rockies, which player has hit the most extra-inning home runs? Let’s dive into the record books and take a look.
Charlie Blackmon leads all Colorado Rockies in franchise history in extra-inning home runs
Yes, Chuck Nazty has had the most extra-inning long balls in Colorado Rockies history, hitting seven in the 54 extra-inning games in which he has participated. That total includes a walkoff shot against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 18 that gave the Rockies a 6-5, 10-inning win at Coors Field.
Right behind Blackmon is Dante Bichette, who mashed six extra-inning home runs in 46 games. One of those, of course, is one of the most famous home runs in Rockies history as Bichette opened Coors Field in style by hitting a three-home run in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Rockies an 11-9 win over the New York Mets on April 26, 1995.
Bichette’s heroics came on national television and gave the world its very first taste of LoDo Magic at 20th and Blake.
Bichette went 2-for-6 in that game while Larry Walker went 3-for-7 with three RBI and Joe Girardi went 4-for-7 and scored four times.
Speaking of Walker, he has four extra-inning home runs to be tied for third in the Rockies record books in that department. He logged those four blasts in 56 games while teammate Todd Helton tied him with four extra-inning home runs, but needed 111 games to do it.
In all, 38 members of the Rockies have hit extra-inning home runs in franchise history.
Among them is infielder Omar Quintanilla, who played in 216 games over five seasons for the Rockies between 2005 and 2009. During that time, he connected on just two homers in a Rockies uniform. However, one of those came on August 24, 2008, in a home game against the Cincinnati Reds. Quintanilla entered the game in the top of the 12th to play second base and, in the bottom of that inning, he took a 1-0 pitch from Reds reliever Mike Lincoln deep into the right field seats to give the Rockies a 4-3 victory.