There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Rockies and Giants.
Kris Bryant is in his 9th season in the majors, currently playing in the outfield for the Colorado Rockies.
Bryant’s career started about as good as anyone in major league history winning Rookie of the Year in 2015 followed by the NL MVP in 2016 – both with the Cubs. Bryant is also a 4x All-Star (Cubs) and his recent stops with the Giants and Rockies will put him at the forefront of many fans’ minds.
*Bryant was recently the most popular pick for this square (Grid 102).
Andres Galarraga, who played from 1985 to 2004, is best known for his time as a first baseman with the Expos and Rockies. However, he also played for 5 other clubs including the Giants, Braves, Rangers, Angels and Cardinals.
Galarraga was a powerhouse at the plate, amassing over 2,300 hits, 399 home runs, and a .288 career batting average. In ’93 he led the majors with a .370 batting average and in ’96 Galarraga hit 47 home runs and led the majors with 150 RBIs.
Galarraga, nicknamed “The Big Cat” for his quick reflexes at first base, was a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner.
Ellis Burks was an influential outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1987 to 2004. He had notable stints with the Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and Cleveland Indians.
With a blend of power and speed, Burks hit over 350 home runs and stole more than 180 bases in his career, maintaining a solid .291 batting average. His career highlights include two All-Star selections (Red Sox, Rockies) and a Gold Glove (Red Sox), testifying to his prowess both in the field and at the plate.
In 1996, while with the Rockies, he had a standout season, hitting .344 with 40 home runs, 128 RBIs and 32 stolen bases.
John Vander Wal
John Vander Wal, a journeyman outfielder and first baseman, played in the Major Leagues from 1991 to 2004 for eight different teams, most notably the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies.
Vander Wal was renowned for his pinch-hitting skills, setting a single-season record with 28 pinch-hits for the Rockies in 1995. Over his career, he accumulated over 700 hits, 97 home runs, and a career batting average of .261.
Although he never reached superstar status, Vander Wal’s ability to consistently deliver hits off the bench made him a valuable asset for many teams throughout his career.
Neifi Perez, who played from 1996 to 2007, is best remembered for his time as an infielder with the Colorado Rockies.
Throughout his 12-season career, Perez collected over 1300 hits, 64 home runs, and maintained a .267 career batting average.
Perez was awarded the Gold Glove for his defense at shortstop in 2000 with the Rockies. His best season at the plate came in 1999, when he hit .280 and led the majors with 11 triples.