Todd Helton: A finish without fanfare

The Rockies' first baseman is quietly winding down a remarkable career

Originally Published: August 24, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Farewell tours are strictly a matter of personal taste. Chipper Jones announced in March of 2012 that he would retire at the end of last season, setting the stage for several months of standing ovations and lovely parting gifts. One of the peaks of Mariano Rivera's final season as a Yankee was an eye-watering tribute from his fellow All-Stars at Citi Field in July, but his impact on the game has been just as apparent in his personal encounters with stadium workers and all the "little people" he's ...

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