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Colorado Rockies, American professional baseball team based in Denver that plays in the National League (NL). The Rockies have never won a division title, but they advanced to the 2007 World Series after gaining a play-off berth as the NL wild card entrant (as owner of the best record for a non-division-winning team in the NL).
The team began play in 1993, along with the Florida Marlins, as an expansion team. The Rockies were immediately notable for the high scores of their home games, which were largely a result of the relative lack of resistance to batted balls in the thin air at Denver’s high elevation and the effects of the dry climate on the balls’ leather covering. The team capitalized on these unique conditions, and early Rockies clubs were highlighted by sluggers such as first baseman Andres Galarraga, third baseman Vinny Castilla, and outfielders Dante Bichette and Larry Walker.
Colorado made a surprise run to a postseason appearance in just its third year of existence, earning the NL wild card in 1995, which was followed by a first-round play-off loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Rockies posted a respectable 83–79 record in each of the next two seasons, but they failed to build any lasting success in the aftermath of the franchise’s impressive first few years.