Rockies memorializing McGregor

Rockies memorializing McGregor

DENVER -- The Rockies announced Monday that the club will unveil a permanent outfield memorial to honor former team president Keli McGregor on Tuesday.

McGregor, who died of a rare virus in April at the age of 47, was president of the club from 2001 until the time of his death.

The ceremony, which will take place before the Rockies-Dodgers game at 6:40 p.m. MST, will display a permanent "KSM" memorial on the outfield wall.

His wife, Lori, three daughters, Jordan, Taylor and Landri, and son, Logan, will be in attendance.

"It was brought to my attention this past weekend," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "Obviously, we're going to revisit something that was really, really tough much earlier in the season. It will have its moments, not maybe quite as strong as went through early in the season, but there will be those moments."

McGregor was a multi-sport athlete at nearby Lakewood High School before he went on to become a two-time All-American tight end at Colorado State. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos, and eventually played for two other NFL clubs. He was voted the Colorado State All-Century Team in 1992 and was elected to the CSU Hall of Fame in 1996.