Posted: Apr 21, 2010 3:05 AM by Jeannette Hynes
Updated: Apr 21, 2010 3:05 AM
Before the Colorado Springs Sky Sox players took the field for Tuesday night's game, they honored Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor with a moment of silence.
Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor says McGregor would visit Colorado Springs frequently and share his vision for both teams.
"Keli was so instrumental with the success the Rockies have had and success we've had with the players they brought down here," says Ensor. "He really was a giving person, not only with his family, but with the community and the Rockies."
McGregor was found dead in his hotel room in Salt Lake City Tuesday morning. Salt Lake City police say it appears he died of natural causes, but the medical examiner will investigate. McGregor was in the city on a business trip.
McGregor had been with the Rockies since 1993, and president since 2001.
He was 48 years old.
In Washington, the Rockies hung a baseball jersey in their dugout with number 88, McGregor's football number while with the CSU Rams. Wednesday, they will wear a special patch on their uniform to honor his memory.