Rockies rookie Trevor Story makes more history with another home run

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PHOENIX -- Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story continued to rewrite history when he hit another home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks, his fourth in the first three games of his career.

Story became the first player in modern Major League Baseball history, which dates to 1900, to hit a home run in each of the first three games of his career.

His two-run blast in the first inning Wednesday helped the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks, 4-3, to win the season-opening series.

"It's just kind of surreal right now," Story said. "It's hard to explain. I can't really put words to it."

On Monday, Story became the first player in baseball history to hit two home runs in his first game that came on opening day. He hit his third home run in Tuesday's 10-5 loss.

Story is the first player in baseball history to hit a home run for each of his first four hits, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

"It was fun to watch him," manager Walt Weiss said. "A young kid who has dreamt of this his whole life and shows up and is probably better than his dream was — that first game, that first series. ... It is quite a story — pun intended."

Story's home run Wednesday passed Joe Cunningham, who hit three home runs in his first two games when he debuted for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1954. Todd Helton also homered in his first two career games in 1997.

The Rockies' home opener is Friday afternoon against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field.

 

 

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