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|Posted: Mon Apr 11th, 2016 04:40 pm||
|Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story continued to rewrite the history books Sunday, becoming the first player in MLB history to homer seven times in his team's first six games with a solo shot off San Diego Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer in the eighth inning.
Story's record-breaking start began Monday when the Rockies shortstop hit a pair of homers in his MLB debut, the first time that's ever happened on Opening Day. He then homered in three straight games - including another historic multi-homer effort Friday - before watching his improbable streak end Saturday.
On Friday, the 23-year-old shortstop became the fastest player ever to hit six home runs to begin a season, doing so on the anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th career homer to pass Babe Ruth on the all-time list. To put his torrid start in perspective, Story's seven homers are more than the Marlins, Pirates, Mets, Angels, and Braves have hit combined.
Story won the Rockies' shortstop job this spring following the suspension of Jose Reyes, who remains on leave until MLB commissioner Rob Manfred completes an investigation of the veteran under the league's domestic violence policy.
TEAM PLAYER HOME RUNS YEAR
COL Trevor Story 7 2016
COL Larry Walker 6 1997
PHI Mike Schmidt 6 1976
SF Willie Mays 6 1964
Last edited on Mon Apr 11th, 2016 04:47 pm by lobo316