From BR Bullpen
Eric Orlando Young Sr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.
- School Rutgers University
- Debut July 30, 1992
- Final Game September 19, 2006
- Born May 18, 1967 in New Brunswick, NJ USA
 Biographical Information
Eric Young hit the first home run in Colorado Rockies history; it came as the lead-off batter in Colorado's home opener in 1993, off Kent Bottenfield of the Montreal Expos. He led the National League in July 1995 with a .406 batting average. He also had a 19-game hitting streak that year.
Young is the father of Eric Young Jr.. Young Sr. was drafted in the 43rd round of the 1989 draft, only a few spots lower than Jason Giambi, though Giambi would not sign and would later become a second round draft choice. Ironically, Giambi would later become a teammate of Eric's son with the Rockies.
 Notable Achievements
- NL All-Star (1996)
- NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1996/2B)
- NL Triples Leader (1995)
- NL Stolen Bases Leader (1996)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1996 & 1997)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 3 (1996, 1999 & 2000)
 Records Held
- Stolen bases, game, 6, 6/30/1996 (tied)