Trevor Story can’t quit hitting home runs.
The Colorado Rockies rookie shortstop hit his 25th round-tripper of the season in the second inning of Colorado’s game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night at Coors Field.
In the process, he also made some history: Story passed predecessor Troy Tulowitzki for the most home runs ever by a rookie National League shortstop. Tulowitzki hit 24 his rookie season with the Rockies in 2007. Story’s already smashed one more than that with 65 games to go.
Story only needs five more dingers to tie Nomar Garciaparra’s MLB record for home runs by a rookie shortstop of 30. Story will eclipse that mark comfortably if he continues hitting them out at his current pace. Forty home runs is very much in reach.
Mark McGwire hit the most home runs by a rookie ever with 49. Frank Robinson and Albert Pujols rank second and third behind him with 38 and 37, respectively. It’s possible Story could climb all the way to second on this list by season’s end.
Not bad for a guy who wasn’t even supposed to start until Jose Reyes got suspended.