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With the MLB season coming to a close, all-time great Rockies player Todd Helton announced his intention to retire following this year. And was the case with many of his brethren before him, as soon as he disclosed his plans, the Hall of Fame résumé questions arose. Will he make it? He and Stan Musial -- a Hall of Famer -- are the only two players in MLB history with at least 2,500 hits, 550 doubles, 350 home runs and a .310 or higher batting average. However, he also has a significant home/road split in his statistics, witnessed by his batting average 58 points higher at Coors Field, a fact that's also hurt fellow Rockies great Larry Walker in recent voting. So, how much does having played his whole career in Colorado hurt his Hall of Fame chances?

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