Not even a call from the Baseball Hall of Fame can pry the torrid bat from Trevor Story's hands.
After belting seven home runs in his first six MLB games, the record-breaking Colorado Rockies rookie donated some of his game-worn gear -- his helmet, a batting glove -- from Sunday's 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres for enshrinement.
However, there is one thing he refuses to part with.
"They asked for the bat," the shortstop told reporters. "But I couldn't give up the bat."
It was quite the opening week for Story, who started his MLB career with a home run in each of his first three games -- a rookie record.
He outdid himself three games later, becoming the quickest player in baseball history to hit seven home runs. The 23-year-old was named National League Player of the Week accordingly, and is batting .333/.357/1.111 with a MLB-leading 12 RBIs.
In fact, before Monday's games, Story had more home runs than the entire rosters of 16 MLB teams, while he is also on pace for 189 home runs and 324 RBIs this season.