One of the best current baseball players is Mike Trout. Trout, who was born on August 7, 1991, is currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Although he is a young baseball player, he has already achieved great success.
Here are 10 fun facts about Mike Trout:
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The talented baseball player has a cool nickname. His nickname is “The Millville Meteor.” This is due to his playing days at his high school, the Millville High School in New Jersey, and because he has a powerful baseball swing.
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He unanimously won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2012. During the same year, he made his first All-Star team, received his first Silver Slugger Award, and led the American League in stolen bases.
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His second full season in the major leagues was in 2013. During this year, he made his second All-Star team, received his second Silver Slugger Award, and hit for the cycle for his first time in his career.
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Another interesting fact about the talented baseball player is that his father was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round of the 1983 MLB Draft.
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Although Mike Trout is currently an outfielder, he once played shortstop when he was playing in the Little League Baseball organization.
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His favorite baseball player when he was growing up was Derek Jeter. In fact, he wore #2 when he was in his childhood in honor of the future Hall of Fame shortstop.
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As some people know, he had great success as a high school baseball player. Due to his success, he was drafted in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft. On a side note, he the 25th selection of the draft, which is surprising because of how he well he has performed so far in professional baseball. One of the reasons he was not selected earlier is that baseball players from the northern area of the country do not play baseball as much throughout the year as some from southern states.
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He signed a lucrative contract on March 28, 2014. The contract was for six years, $144.5 million.
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Another fun fact about Mike Trout is that he is a partner and investor in a sports drink. The name of the sports drink is Body Armor Super Drink.
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Lastly, besides being called “Millville Meteor,” he has also been named “Prince Fish,” “God’s Gift,” and “King Fish 2.0.”
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