IRVING, Texas - The MLB season has just begun and already a 23-year-old shortstop from Irving High School is at the top of the headlines. Trevor Story is the National League Player of the Week after seven homers in his first six games.
Back home in North Texas his mother proudly watches him with the Colorado Rockies.
“We were like, ‘Are you kidding? Did that really happen?’” Teddie Story said. “Something is just really magical in his swing right now. So it was just like the stars aligned or something and then he went crazy at bat hitting those home runs.”
Trevor’s story began at Trinity View Park when he was just 4 years old playing tee ball. Nearly 20 years later his story has shifted to the major leagues where he’s making history with each time at bat.
“There was a time during the off season where we were pulling out the video tapes and looking at old stuff to see and the swing that he has now is that same swing he’s had all along,” his mother said.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he’s impressed with the rookie’s performance.
“I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it, period,” he said.
“I’ve said it before. I’m not trying to hit home runs but sometimes it just kind of happens,” Story said.
His mother said he has been taking it all in stride.
“He has been calm and composed throughout all of it. And he remains very humble, which makes me so happy as a parent. I just hope that he stays healthy, that he stays happy and that he keeps his joy that he has,” she said.