Story homers way into record books

Rox rookie hits 3 homers over 1st 2 games

Story homers way into record books

PHOENIX -- The MLB record book is fast becoming a Story Book.

Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story launched a home run to left-center off D-backs pitcher Shelby Miller on Tuesday night in Colorado's 11-6 loss -- his third homer in his first two Major League games.

Story, who was the first player in history to celebrate an Opening Day Major League debut with two home runs, joined the Cardinals' Joe Cunningham in 1954 as the only players in modern history (since 1900) with three home runs in his first two career games. He's also the first player since Charlie Reilly of the 1889 Columbus Solons to follow a two-homer debut with a homer in his second game.

Additionally, Story became the only Rockies player other than Todd Helton to homer in his first two Major League games. Helton went deep against the Pirates on Aug. 2 and 3, 1997, at Three Rivers Stadium.

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