Tennessee Retires Helton's Number

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The University of Tennessee has retired Todd Helton's Number 3, the first baseball number the Volunteers have enshrined.

More than 1,300 people, including family, friends and former teammates, turned out Wednesday night to mark the occasion, and to honor the Knoxville native who played for Tennessee in the 1990s.

Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam proclaimed it "Todd Helton Day," and a street was named "Todd Helton Drive."

Helton said he was "truly honored" to be in front of the crowd and have a University of Tennessee jersey.

Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton called Helton "a class act."

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 15121571 - kktv.com/a?a=15121571
Gray Television, Inc.