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Angels center fielder Mike Trout has become the first major league rookie ever with 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases.
Trout hit his 30th homer Sunday, a two-out solo shot in the seventh inning at Texas off Yu Darvish.
The 21-year-old Trout had a leadoff walk to start the game, then quickly got his 48th stolen base.
Only two players in the majors have ever had 30 homers and 50 stolen bases - Eric Davis in 1987 and Barry Bonds in 1990.
The Angels have four games left in the regular season, including the second game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the AL West-leading Rangers.
Trout homered in the seventh inning Sunday
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Angels outfielder Torii Hunter posted this picture on Twitter after Sunday's Angels-Rangers doubleheader in Arlington of Mike Trout, the presumptive AL Rookie of the Year, potential AL MVP, and possibly the best baseball player living on Earth...dressed as a stereotypical baby, complete with bonnet, diaper, stuffed animal...and sneakers with red socks, of course.
The Angels really seem to enjoy screwing with Mike Trout. The 21-year-old is arguably the best player on the team, but a rookie is a rookie. Trout played only 40 games at the MLB level last season, and apparently he didn’t fully pay his hazing dues when the team made him dress in this ridiculous outfit and parade around. As you can see from the photo above that Torii Hunter shared...
Sure, Mike Trout has only been the legal drinking age since August 7 but he's got the Captain Morgan pose down already. During some locker room shenanigans, this picture was taken with Vernon Wells, Torii Hunter and the rookie phenom hanging out with the famous rum captain.In the tweet featuring the picture, Trout didn't give a reason for the visit from the booze icon. I...
You would think that Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout for his contributions on the field would be able to get out of some rookie hazing.
However, even Trout couldn't get out of Los Angeles rookie hazing.
Check out baby Trout:
(Courtesy of The Outside Corner)
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Angels all-star Mike Trout became the first major league rookie with 30 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. Check out how fan friendly the future rookie of the year is with his fans.. Trout has been a good sport all year long, especially when it comes to rookie hazing. This kid might just be the natural.-TO
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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the franchise's all-time leader in runs scored for a season with 125 when he led off Friday's game against the Texas Rangers with a home run. The record of 124 was previously held by Vladimir Guerrero in 2004.
Is the Angels rookie MVP worthy?
Mike Trout had four hits and drove in three runs in Los Angeles' 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night but it was not enough to keep the Angels in the playoff chase.
The Angels, with a high payroll and high expectations as the season started, were eliminated from the wild-card race after the Oakland Athletics' 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday...
The last time I covered a game at Fenway, after spending some time in the clubhouses I ascended back up to the press box, and upon sitting down in front of my laptop ovheard a conversation between two writers there covering the Yankees. The talk was something along the lines of "How would you have liked to be the scout who drafted Mike Trout?" The second writer replied...
The October 1st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout makes rookie history, Aybar suffers strained quad, Greinke pitches in a misspelled jersey and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout is the youngest player to hit 30 homers and the first rookie to have 30 homers and 40+ steals.
The Monkey Says: Get used to this whole Trout making...
Jered Weaver became the American League's first 20-game winner, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 7-4 Friday night to prevent the Rangers from clinching a playoff berth.
Los Angeles entered the day two games behind Oakland for the last wild-card spot. The Athletics, who came in trailing the first-place Rangers by four games in the AL West,...
The Angels did their part. They hoped the Texas Rangers would do theirs.
No such luck.
The Angels' season came to a screeching halt on a cool night in a half empty ballpark in Seattle. Their final two games will have no meaning, at least in terms of deciding their playoff future this season. They have none.
While rookie Mike Trout had another dazzling night at the plate and...
Miguel Cabrera gets the nod over Mike Trout for American League MVP honors. AL Cy Young vote is for David Price but Justin Verlander has a strong case, Buster Posey, R.A. Dickey and Bryce Harper are NL player award winners.
See how (and why) Verducci voted here >>