Former Colorado Rockies great Dante Bichette returns to the team as hitting coach

DENVER - The Colorado Rockies are bringing back a fan favorite.

Former Rockies outfielder Dante Bichette is returning to the team as the new hitting coach.

Bichette was a 4-time All-Star and 1995 NL MVP runner-up, according to a Tweet from the team.

Bichette started in the California Angels farm club, moving to up the big leagues with the Angels in 1988-1989. Bichette played for the Milwaukee Brewers for two years before joining the Rockies from 1993-1999.

In 1995, he led the National League with the most home runs, 40. The same year he also led the league in RBI's, 128. Read more on the Colorado Rockies website.

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