Why are they called the Colorado Rockies?

Team officials picked the name “Rockies” over “Bears,” which had the support of the Denver newspaper and many fans. Denver, of course, sits among the Rocky Mountain range in Colorado.

Bears had been the longtime nickname of minor league teams in Denver.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He formerly worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.

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