Click for #'s 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32, 33-40, 41-48.
#49 Ian Stewart
Quarry Fun Fact: Stewart was the NL Rookie of the Month for July 2008.
#50 Huston Street
Quarry Fun Fact: Street was the 2002 College World Series Most Valuable Player.
#51 Eric Stults
Quarry Fun Fact: Stults is the first alumnus of Bethel College to play in the big leagues.
#52 Troy Tulowitzki
Quarry Fun Fact: In 2009, Tulowitzki became the 2nd player to complete both an unassisted triple play and hit for the cycle in his career following John Valentin.
#53 Alex White
Quarry Fun Fact: White was the 2006 North Carolina High School Player of the Year.
#54 Ty Wigginton
Quarry Fun Fact: Wigginton is the only UNC-Asheville player to ever play in the majors.
#55 Eric Young Jr.
Quarry Fun Fact: Eric Young and his father, Eric, are the only father-son tandem to ever play for the Rockies.
#56 Jim Tracy
Quarry Fun Fact: Tracy's son, Chad, led AAA with 109 RBIs for with the Rangers affiliate in Round Rock.
#57 Rockies Team
Quarry Fun Fact: The 55 players used were the most in Rockies history surpassing 53 in 2007.
#58 Moment of the Year
On August 5th, Juan Nicasio was hit in the right temple by a line drive off the bat of the Nationals Ian Desmond. The force and the resulting fall caused a fracture of the C1 vertebrae, an often fatal break. 11 days following that incident, Nicasio (along with his mother) stood on the mound and received a well deserved standing ovation from the Coors Field crowd. As of now, he is preparing to return to pitching in Spring Training 2012.
Well that finishes up the hodgepodge collection of this year's Colorado Rockies. It is hard to pick a favorite picture out of this group. The card collector in me says the EYJr. is the best, while the nerd in me (is that different?) loves the Star Wars hazing team photo, but the human being in me says nothing tops a loving son and his grateful mother. The Stewart and Tracy photos are also great, while the Street photo is simplistically nice.
I hope everyone enjoyed this visual look back at the 2011 Rockies season. If all goes well, I do plan on doing this again following next year. (I already have the set designed) With consistency in mind, I hope the set will not be as large in 2012.