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Mike Trout Biography

Michael Nelson Trout, also known as Mike Trout, was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, USA ¹. He is a well-known American baseball center fielder who is widely regarded as one of the finest all-around players of the twenty-first century’s early years ².

Early Life and Career

Trout was a standout baseball player at Millville (New Jersey) High School, and his already apparent abilities led the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to select him as the 25th overall pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft ¹.


Trout has received numerous awards and accolades, including ¹:
  • Most Valuable Player (2019, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • Silver Slugger Award (x7)
  • All-Star Game MVP (x2)
  • Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award
  • Rookie of the Year Award

Career Highlights

Trout has led the American League in runs scored, stolen bases, and on-base percentage on several occasions ¹. He was named to his fourth straight All-Star Game in 2015, where he won game MVP honors for the second consecutive year and became the first player in the 82-year history of the game to win back-to-back All-Star MVP awards ¹. In 2016, he batted .315 and led the American League in runs, walks, and on-base percentage, earning him his second AL MVP award ¹.

Contract and Legacy

In March 2019, Trout signed a 12-year extension deal with the Angels for $426.5 million, which was, at the time, the greatest amount of money in a single contract in the history of professional sports ¹. He is regarded as the best player in baseball and is on track to be among the best players in the 150-year history of the game, with his name mentioned alongside baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Ty Cobb ².

Personal Life

Trout met his wife, Jessica Cox, in high school, and during baseball’s four-month off-season, they return home to Millville ². Trout claims that he spends most of his time there with friends and family, playing golf and hunting ².

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