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."


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