It's never easy to say goodbye to the good guys in sports, and with Todd Helton's announcement Saturday that he will be hanging up his cleats at the end of the season, baseball is most definitely losing one of its best.
While many will point to the fact that Helton played half of his games in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field, that doesn't change the fact that the first baseman is one of only two players in baseball history to have at least 2,500 hits, 550 doubles, 350 home runs and a career batting average of .310 or higher.
The other? Stan Musial.
Whenever you wind up in the same club as "Stan the Man," you know that you've done something right—and that you have much to be proud of.
With two weeks left in his career, Helton could add to those gaudy career totals before it's all said and done.
That said, now seems like as good a time as any to take a look back at the 10 greatest moments in Todd Helton's phenomenal career.