1994 Colorado Rockies season

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1994 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry McMorris
Manager(s) Don Baylor
Local television KWGN-TV
(Dave Campbell, Charlie Jones)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
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The Colorado Rockies' 1994 season was the 2nd for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Don Baylor was their manager. They played home games at Mile High Stadium.They finished with a record of 53-64, 3rd in the division. The season was cut short by a player strike.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 29, 1993: Marvin Freeman was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[1]
  • November 19, 1993: Howard Johnson was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]
  • November 30, 1993: Ellis Burks was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • January 7, 1994: Walt Weiss was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • March 31, 1994: John Vander Wal was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the Montreal Expos.[5]

Regular season[edit]

By Friday, August 12, the Rockies had compiled a 53-64 record through 117 games. They were drawing really well at home, with an attendance of 3,281,511 through 57 home games for an average of 57,570 per game.[6] At that pace, the team would have had a good chance of drawing more than 4.6 million fans in their 81 home games if the season had continued. Offensively, the Rockies had scored 573 runs (4.90 per game) and allowed 638 runs (5.45 per game) prior to the Strike.[7]

The Rockies tied the Chicago White Sox in 1994 for the most triples in the Majors, with 39. Their pitchers, however, hit 49 batters: the most in the Majors[8]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Dante Bichette
  • Ellis Burks
  • Andres Galarraga
  • Joe Girardi
  • Charlie Hayes
  • Howard Johnson
  • Roberto Mejia
  • Armando Reynoso
  • Walt Weiss [9]

Transactions[edit]

  • June 2, 1994: Doug Million was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round of the 1994 amateur draft.[10]
  • June 3, 1994: Keith Shepherd was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Boston Red Sox for Brian Conroy (minors).[11]
  • June 27, 1994: Kent Bottenfield was granted Free Agency by the Colorado Rockies.[12]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Trent Hubbard (Jul 7)
  • Pitchers:
    • Mark Thompson (Jul 26)
    • Jim Czajkowski (Jul 29) [13]

Roster[edit]

1994 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509 33–22 25–34
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 29–31 26–29
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 25–32 28–32
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 12½ 26–31 21–39



Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509


Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Game Log[edit]

1994 Regular Season Game Log (53-64) (Home: 25-32; Road: 28-32)
Legend
Rockies win Rockies loss All-Star Game Game postponed


Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Joe Girardi 93 330 91 .276 4 34
1B Andrés Galarraga 103 417 133 .319 31 85
2B Nelson Liriano 87 255 65 .255 3 31
SS Walt Weiss 110 423 106 .251 1 32
3B Charlie Hayes 113 423 122 .288 10 50
LF Eric Young 90 228 62 .272 7 30
CF Mike Kingery 105 301 105 .349 4 41
RF Dante Bichette 116 484 147 .304 27 95

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnson, HowardHoward Johnson 93 227 48 .211 10 40
Burks, EllisEllis Burks 42 149 48 .322 13 24
Castilla, VinnyVinny Castilla 52 130 43 .331 3 18
Mejía, RobertoRoberto Mejía 38 116 28 .241 4 14
Sheaffer, DannyDanny Sheaffer 44 110 24 .218 1 12
Vander Wal, JohnJohn Vander Wal 91 110 27 .245 5 15

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Harris, GregGreg Harris 29 130.0 3 12 6.65 82
Nied, DavidDavid Nied 22 122.0 9 7 4.80 74
Freeman, MarvinMarvin Freeman 19 112.2 10 2 2.80 67
Harkey, MikeMike Harkey 24 91.2 1 6 5.79 39
Painter, LanceLance Painter 15 73.2 4 6 6.11 41
Ritz, KevinKevin Ritz 15 73.2 5 6 5.62 53

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Reynoso, ArmandoArmando Reynoso 9 52.1 3 4 4.82 25
Holmes, DarrenDarren Holmes 29 28.1 0 3 6.35 33
Bottenfield, KentKent Bottenfield 15 24.2 3 1 5.84 15
Leskanic, CurtisCurtis Leskanic 8 22.1 1 1 5.64 17

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Reed, SteveSteve Reed 61 3 2 3 3.94 51
Munoz, MikeMike Munoz 57 4 2 1 3.74 32
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 56 4 5 16 4.04 65
Blair, WillieWillie Blair 47 0 5 3 5.79 68
Moore, MarcusMarcus Moore 29 1 1 0 6.15 33

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Brad Mills
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Paul Zuvella
A Central Valley Rockies California League Bill Hayes
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Tony Torchia
Short-Season A Bend Rockies Northwest League Rudy Jaramillo
Rookie AZL Rockies Arizona League P. J. Carey
[14]

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