2002 Hall of Fame Game

Part of the HALL OF FAME GAME series

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – In the 56th renewal of the series, the Colorado Rockies broke three Hall of Fame Game records en route to an 18-10 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The Rockies’ 24 hits broke the Los Angeles Dodgers’ previous record of 21 set in 1997, and the team’s 18 runs were the most ever scored in a Hall of Fame Game by a single team. The mark surpassed both the Cincinnati Reds in 1953 and the Dodgers in 1997, who had been tied with a record 16 runs.

The third record was broken by an individual, outfielder Mark Little, who became the first player in series history to collect five hits in a game.

Not bad for the Rockies’ first ever appearance in the Hall of Fame Game.

Colorado used a seven-run seventh inning and a six-run ninth inning to beat the White Sox, and five different Rockies recorded multi-hit games. Little’s five hits led all players, but teammate Bryan Peck had four hits and Greg Norton and Walt McKeel each had three.

Despite the loss, the White Sox produced 10 runs on 11 hits, including four RBI, three runs scored and two hits from Jason Dellaero, who also played shortstop before pitching. Tony Graffanino, Aaron Rowand and Josh Paul also had two hits for the White Sox.

Chicago sent five hurlers to the mound and each gave up at least one run. Dellaero and Jason Stumm, who took the loss, each surrendered a team-high six runs. Starter Josh Stewart fared the best of the five, throwing three innings and giving up one run on five hits.

Reliever Chris Buglovsky earned the win despite also giving up six runs– only four of which were earned– for the Rockies. None of the nine pitchers used in the game threw more than three innings, and Colorado reliever Brian Fuentes was the only one to pitch a scoreless outing, throwing one inning without allowing a hit.

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