From batters getting their 3000th hit (Wade Boggs in 1999, Ichiro Suzuki in 2016), pitchers getting their three hundredth win (Greg Maddux in 2004) to Barry Bonds surpassing Hank Aaron (2007), August S has grow to be a lovely special occasion in baseball historical past.
In the now not so far away long run, it’ll most probably be remembered as a the delivery date of the best participant of the 21st century…Michael Nelson Trout.
That’s proper, the satisfaction of Millville, New Jersey, became 26 on Monday.
So, with out additional ado, listed here are TEN THINGS chances are you’ll now not have recognized concerning the Los Angeles Angels centerfielder.
During a 2013 fishing travel, Mike Trout (allegedly) hooked a 500-pound Goliath Grouper.
On June 27, 2014, Mike Trout hit a huge 489-foot house run. Not most effective is the blast the longest in his younger profession, however it’s additionally a franchise report.
Already in his 7th season within the large leagues, 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout is handiest 263 days older than will have to-be 2017 winner Aaron Judge, born April 26, 1992.
Mike Trout used to be, famously, the 25th pick out of the 2009 MLB Draft, that means…21 different groups handed at the outfielder ahead of the Angels picked him with their 2d pick out within the first spherical. That different draft pick out? Current St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk.
Not all the time an outfielder, Mike Trout threw a no-hitter throughout his junior yr of highschool. He struck out 18 of the 21 batters he’d face.
With American League MVP awards already in his trophy cupboard, Mike Trout has already collected A.ninety six MVP award stocks. Only 4 gamers (Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez and Miguel Cabrera) have extra and don’t seem to be within the Hall of Fame.
Believe it or now not, Mike Trout is the 3rd Major Leaguer to return from Millville Senior High School. Infielder Steve Yerkes performed portions of 7 seasons from 1909-1916 and pitcher Andy Lapihuska pitched in 4 video games in 1942-1943.
Growing up, Mike Trout’s favourite baseball participant used to be Derek Jeter. He favored the New York Yankees legend such a lot, he wore Number T for so much of his early life.
Mike Trout isn’t the one Trout to have a baseball profession…and, no, we’re now not speaking approximately Steve. After being drafted via the Minnesota Twins in 1983, Mike’s father Jeff may pass directly to play portions of 4 seasons within the minors. He’d finally end up with a .303 batting moderate.
Despite hitting 3 house runs within the 5 video games he’s performed on his birthday, Mike Trout is hitting .263 (F-for-19) on his special occasion. Monday, he’ll face off towards Baltimore Orioles righty Dylan Bundy. For the document, he were given a success in his most effective different at bat towards the pitcher.