Rockies play video tribute to McMorris

Rockies play video tribute to McMorris

Rockies play video tribute to McMorris
DENVER -- The Rockies paid tribute to Jerry McMorris, the team's former owner and the one who saved the franchise when original ownership fell apart before the team began play. McMorris died a week ago after a long illness.

Rockies and D-backs players, as well as several Rockies club officials, lined up along the first- and third-base lines while a video tribute played on the scoreboard.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, D-backs hitting coach Don Baylor -- the Rockies' original manager in 1993 -- and Rockies first baseman Todd Helton spoke on the video, and an interview with famed baseball writer Tracy Ringolsby also was played.

A moment of silence was conducted before "The Star-Spangled Banner."