It is, to quote Trevor Story’s mom, Teddie, “a good day to be a Story.”
Story announced via social media today that he will be participating in the Home Run Derby:
Can’t wait to compete in the 2021 Home Run Derby!! Denver, let’s gooo!! pic.twitter.com/aNKTfuWQc5— Trevor Story (@Tstory2) June 28, 2021
Story will join Shohei Ohtani (Angels) defending champion Pete Alonso (Mets), and Trey Mancini (Orioles) in the field of competitors.
The Rockies shortstop is an ideal contestant for the Coors Field Derby. He has hit the longest home run at Coors Field (505 feet on September 5, 2018, against the Giants).
Relive the moment here:
Story has gotten off to a slow start in 2021, hitting only nine home runs so far, four at Coors Field. Of late, however, he’s been heating up. Last week against the Mariners, he had his first multi-home run game of this season. In his career, he has hit 143 home runs, 88 at Coors Field.
Here he is against the Brewers last weekend:
In addition, Story has emerged as the Rockie with the sweetest bat flip:
In the event that the Rockies trade Story before the trade deadline, this will be a great moment for Rockies fans to appreciate the greatness of Trevor Story.