It’s been an incredible season for Rockies shortstop Trevor Story in 2018, and on Tuesday night, after hitting a double in the first inning against Arizona, he made Major League Baseball history.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 12, 2018
Story’s two-bagger gave him 40 for the season, the first shortstop in major league history to record at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 stolen bases in a single season.
He also joined Alex Rodriguez as the only primary-position shortstops to have 30 homers, 100 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in a season since 1920, when RBIs became an official stat. A-Rod was able to accomplish the feat twice, in 1998 and again in ’99.
Earlier this year, Story told Sports Spectrum that he’s playing for a greater purpose.
“We’re here playing baseball, but we’re called to do something greater, I believe,” Story said. “That’s to further God’s kingdom, to help others and try to be like Jesus as close as we can.”
Story grew up in Irving, Texas, and attended Oak View Baptist Church every Sunday with his family. He was taught to serve others by his parents — his father, Kenny, who has been with the Irving Fire Department for more than 30 years, and his mother, Teddie, the CEO of Irving Cares, a non-profit committed to providing essential services to Irving residents in need.
Story, 25, has 32 home runs on the season, and with a .293 average and a .905 OPS, he’s making a case for National League MVP as the Rockies cling to a 1.5-game lead over Los Angeles and 2.5-game lead over Arizona in the NL West.
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