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Rockies' Trevor Story sets NL record for home runs by a rookie SS

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Story passed former Rockie Troy Tulowitzki in the record books.

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Trevor Story on Saturday set the National League record for home runs by a rookie shortstop, hitting his 25th home run of the season in the second inning off of Atlanta Braves starter Matt Wisler.

Story surpassed former Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who hit 24 home runs in his debut campaign in 2007. Tulowitzki needed 161 games to accomplish the feat; Story reached the quarter-century mark in his team's 97th contest.

Next up on the list of home run records Story could potentially tie or break is the Rockies' record for homers by a rookie. Wilin Rosario set that mark in 2012 by clearing the wall on 28 occasions.

Nomar Garciaparra owns the all-time major league record for homers by a rookie shortstop with 36 in 1997. The NL record for homers by a rookie at any position is 38, set by Wally Berger in 1930 and Frank Robinson in 1956. All of those marks are realistically attainable for Story, who still has more than 60 games remaining in his rookie campaign.

The major league record for home runs by a rookie at any position is 49, set by Mark McGwire for the Oakland Athletics in 1987. Story probably won't get there, but what a ride it will be anyway.