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Tulo making history with torrid start in home park

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ARLINGTON -- In 1933, Hall of Famer Chuck Klein hit .467 at his home park, the Philadelphia Phillies' Baker Bowl. No player since has reached that level in a season of 200 or more plate appearances. So when you're name is mentioned with his, as Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is experiencing, it's special, even if it's a small snippet of at-bats compared to a long season.

Tulowitzki, who entered Wednesday's game against the Rangers at Glove Life Park batting.421 (45-for-107) overall, has an otherworldly .608 batting average in his 15 games at Coors.

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ARLINGTON -- In 1933, Hall of Famer Chuck Klein hit .467 at his home park, the Philadelphia Phillies' Baker Bowl. No player since has reached that level in a season of 200 or more plate appearances. So when you're name is mentioned with his, as Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is experiencing, it's special, even if it's a small snippet of at-bats compared to a long season.

Tulowitzki, who entered Wednesday's game against the Rangers at Glove Life Park batting.421 (45-for-107) overall, has an otherworldly .608 batting average in his 15 games at Coors.

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tulowitzki is the first player to hit better than .600 over a stretch of 15 home games in one season while making at least 50 at-bats since Klein hit .614 from the second game of a June 28, 1933 doubleheader through an Aug. 5 doubleheader.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.

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