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By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist  Mike Trout is a revelation. Mike Trout is the very definition of a spark that lights the flame. Hell, he turns that flame into a conflagration that burns as bright as the sun! Mike Trout, assuming he remains healthy, is on his way to making history and here is why:Between 1871 and 2012 there have been only 18 players, with a minimum of 600 plate appearances (PA), who were age 20 or younger in their Rookie year. Mike Trout, based on the assumption that he will play another 95 out of the remaining 100 games on the MLB schedule, is projected to make another 432 PA’s (Currently he has 182 PA’s/40 Games = 4.55 PA/Game * 95 Games = 432.25 PA’s) for a grand total of 614 PA’s. So what is so special you ask? Let’s look to the numbers!Out of that group of 18 young men, only five of them hit for an AVG of .300+: Ted Williams (.327), Orlando Cepeda (.312), Stuffy McInnis (.312), Vada Pinson (.310), and Rogers Hornsby (.306). Mike Trout, ove...
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