DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for April, the Major League Baseball announced on Monday.
Story’s 10 home runs in April were the most by a rookie in National League history and was tied with teammate Nolan Arenado for the Major League lead at the time. Arenado has since hit his 11th to lead the league.
“Story led Major League rookies with 20 RBI, 19 runs scored and three triples last month. His .696 slugging percentage and 24 hits ranked third among rookies, while his .261 batting average (24-for-92) was tied for sixth,” the Rockies said in a statement.
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Story, 23, also became the first player in Major League history to hit seven home runs in his team’s first six games. He also became the first MLB rookie to homer seven times in any six-game span, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Story “will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, to commemorate his performance,” the Rockies said.