Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
If you're a fan of Mike Trout (and if you're a fan of baseball, why wouldn't you be?) you'll probably want to check out a feature in this month's edition of Philadelphia magazine. The piece profiles the Los Angeles Angels outfielder, highlighting the contrast between his small-town upbringing and the Millville Meteor's meteoric rise in baseball. Much of the piece is spent between recollections of Trout's Paul Bunyan-like accomplishments as a young baseball player in Millville, NJ, and stories about the town's current devotion to all things Trout. However, one offhand note really drives home just how small-town the 21-year-old reigning AL Rookie of the Year still is. "As Trout's star has ascended, he's shared a sliver of the national spotlight with the working-class town near the Jersey Shore that he still calls home," reads the article. "(The All-Star spent the winter in his parents' basement.)" There you have it, folks. The man who is quite possibly baseball's most talented play...
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