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1993 Colorado Rockies 1993 Colorado Rockies

Denver (Colorado Rockies) and Miami (Florida Marlins) were two new franchises added to the NL in 1993

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One of two additions to the to the National League was the Colorado Rockies. The two new franchises each anted A cool $95 million. Both clubs started minor league teams in early 1992 and then drafted major leaguers in November of '92.

The Rockies and the Marlins drafted players from all 26 established teams. The first pick by the Rockies was pitcher David Nied of Atlanta, while the Marlins selection was outfielder Nigel Wilson of Toronto.

The best hitters in the Rockies first year were Andres Galarraga, Charlie Hayes, and Dante Bichette. Andres Galarraga led the majors in batting with a robust .370, connected for 22 yard-shots and had 98 RBIs. Charlie Hayes batted .305, cracked a team-leading 25 home runs, and also drove in 98 runs. Dante Bichette batted a solid .310, hit 21 homers and had 89 RBIs.

The Rockies pitching staff was led by Armando Reynoso, 12-11 record, an even 4.00 ERA in 30 games. Steve Reed posted a 9-5 record, 4.48 ERA in 64 games while Dave Nied went 5-9, a 5.17 ERA in 16 games. - Colorado Baseball History

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