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Tennessee honors Helton, retires his baseball No. 3

Updated: January 31, 2008, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton told Tennessee Volunteers pitcher Aaron Everett it was OK to continue wearing Helton's old jersey number, but Everett politely declined.

Helton's No. 3 has been permanently retired by Tennessee -- the first baseball number so enshrined by the Volunteers.

More than 1,300 people, including family, friends and former teammates, turned out Wednesday night to mark the occasion and honor the Knoxville native, who played ...

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