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Mike Trout couldn't have enjoyed a better night for his first All-Star Game.
The Angels rookie got a single off New York Mets knuckleballer RA Dickey, stole a base and caught a fly ball in left field. All in all, he couldn't have asked for anything more.
Trout and teammates Jered Weaver and Mark Trumbo all got playing time Tuesday, as did Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, in the National League's 8-0 win over the American League at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. But it's doubtful anyone had a better time than Trout.
First, he got to spend time with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, his idol as a kid growing up in Millville, N.J., the day before the game. Then he and Trumbo got into the game as defensive replacements in the sixth inning. In addition to his single off Dickey, he also drew an eighth-inning walk.
"It was my dream come true as a kid," Trout told FOX Sports after the game. "I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life.&qu...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Angels' first half featured an old double-play combo. "We've been, in the first half, like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. "We know the really poor start that we got off to. We also know the untapped potential that was in this team early. We're seeing it start to surface." The Texas Rangers -- with the...
By Christian Ilten - AngelsWin.com Contributor
Trout, 20, leads the American League with a .341 (88-for-258) batting average and 26 steals for the Angels while Angels outfielder Mark Trumbo boasts a sick .306/.358/.608 slash line, with 22 Trumbombs and 57 runs batted in.
#44 made it to the second round tonight in the home run derby, his first of the slugger's bright...
Only two players in Major League Baseball history have won both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season. Of course Boston fans know one of them: outfielder Fred Lynn in his memorable 1975 campaign. The other was Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Current Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout could make it a trio as he is now the 5-2 co-favorite at Bovada...
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days.
The AL Rookie of the Year award really isn't much of a race right now. In fact, our winner was unanimous. I asked...
It's surprising that Derek Jeter leads the league in hits at the age of 38.
The fact that 20-year-old Mike Trout is leading the AL batting race is probably more surprising.
The New Jersey-born Trout will make his first appearance at Yankee Stadium on Friday night when the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees open a three-game set.
Despite an age that would suggest he'...
Bryce Harper remembered back to Oct. 27, when just 414 fans were at Scottsdale Stadium to watch his Scorpions play the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.
Down 7-5, Bryce Harper vowed to teammate Brandon Crawford to hit a game-winning home run.
''I'll drop a bomb and walk off the field, tell them we own this place,'' Harper said. ''I promise you...
Used to be, a Bryce Harper blossomed in another market, and it was only a matter of time before he would become a Yankee. Old George always had hooks in the water - even if they snagged Steve Trout rather than a Mike Trout - and the baseball world always grimaced and awaited our inevitable signing. But remember: In the movie, when they capture King Kong, they don't bring...
The first half of the baseball season has come and gone, and so we pour out some of our malt beverage and bow our heads in silence in honor of the eighty-five or so games that have passed for each team. Or we could just pick some mid-season awards.
THE WHY-DID-THEY-WAIT-SO-LONG-TO-CALL-HIM-UP AWARD (ROOKIES)
American League: Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
National League: Bryce...
The July 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
Just an obligatory annual post while I'm obligatorily watching the All-Star Game: [platoonadvantage]
American League MVP: Mike Trout
It's worth noting that this is all a product of approximately the last three weeks: he's been very good (at least) since day one, but starting with his 4-for-4 game on June 19, Trout hit .389/.432/.634 to close out the first half. He leads...
The All-Star Game is tonight, and after it we’ll have a dearth of baseball to watch until Friday, so there really isn’t all that much for me to write about this week. As such, I’ll be deciding who’d win each of Major League Baseball’s most prestigious awards if they handed them out at the halfway point too. I know it’s what everybody else is doing, but the last thing...
Before the season, Bryan Doherty and I dished out awards and final standings based on player and team projections we felt were logical assumptions. Now that we both see how terribly wrong we both were, like most preseason projections in the history of preseason projections world wide, I can now step back and re-assess the MLB at the All Star Break. Like every season of every sports...
AL West: Even though the Rangers have a four game lead over Los Angeles, the Angels will take over fist place in the AL West as well as finish with the best record in baseball. Their hitting has finally come around, which is dangerous for opposing pitchers everywhere. The Angels have been virtually unstoppable since Mike Trout was called up. Look for them to ride the spark he provides...