Top 12 of 2012: Rockies make their debut in GJ

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- The year 2012 gave sports fans all across the state of Colorado something to remember.

Whether it was Peyton Manning becoming a Bronco or, for Western Slope sports fans, the Cedaredge Bruins winning their first state football championship, there's a lot to talk about if you're counting down the best of 2012.

Follow KKCO 11 Sports' roundtable discussion with Jamie Hamilton, Mike Krueger, Jim Davis and Greg Wentzel on what they say is the Top 12 Stories of 2012.

Under the list of KKCO 11 Sports Director Phil Stafford, the Grand Junction Rockies making their debut in their new home town is No. 3.

After decades of attempts to secure a professional baseball team in the Grand Valley, it was the home town team - the Colorado Rockies - who finally gave this community a team to call their own.

The Grand Junction Rockies, the rookie league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, debuted at Sam Suplizio Field against the Idaho Falls Chukars on June 23rd.

The Rockies put on a show for their home crowd defeating the Chukars 10-6. Overall, the Rockies had the second best home record in the Pioneer League this season winning 24 of their 38 home contests.

In their inaugural season the Rockies drew more than 100,000 fans to Suplizio Field.


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