It seems every time Trevor Story steps to the plate, he's making history. Just five days into his big league career, the Rockies shortstop has remarkably already hit his way into the record books.His latest accolade came Friday, when he homered twice in a 13-6 loss to the Padres. That
It seems every time Trevor Story steps to the plate, he's making history. Just five days into his big league career, the Rockies shortstop has remarkably already hit his way into the record books.
His latest accolade came Friday, when he homered twice in a 13-6 loss to the Padres. That performance brings Story's home run total to six through his first 19 career at-bats. Here's a look at some facts and figures from his first four Major League games:
• With his two-run homer in the fourth inning Friday, Story became the first player in Major League history to homer in each of his first four career games.
• Story isn't just setting rookie records, however. He's now the fifth Major League player to homer in four straight games to start a season. He joins Baltimore's Chris Davis (2013), Texas' Nelson Cruz (2011), St. Louis' Mark McGwire (1998) and San Francisco's Willie Mays (1971).
• His six total home runs are also the most ever for a player in his team's first four games to begin a season.
• The previous Rockies' franchise record for home runs to start a season was three by catcher Charles Johnson in 2004.
• Story's three hits Friday were his most in a game so far. He had an RBI single in the second inning, which was his first base hit that was not a home run. Story is the first player in history with home runs as his first four career hits.
• On Opening Day, Story became the the fifth player to hit two home runs in his big league debut and the first do it when debuting in his team's season opener. The last player to hit two homers in his debut was Toronto's J.P. Arencibia on Aug. 7, 2010, against Tampa Bay.
• Story is no stranger to the long ball. He totaled 70 home runs through five seasons in the Minors, including 20 in 130 games between Triple-A Albuquerque and Double-A New Britain last year.
• Impressively, Story has accomplished all this despite playing three of his first four games on the road at Chase Field. It wasn't until Friday that he made his debut at the hitter-friendly Coors Field. His two home runs against the Padres marked his first while wearing a Rockies home uniform.
Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.