Michael Nelson Trout is an American professional baseball center fielder

He plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball

Trout is a nine-time MLB All-Star, three-time American League Most Valuable Player, and is an eight-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award

He is regarded as one of the most outstanding young players in the history of baseball, as well as one of the best current players in all of MLB

Trout began playing baseball in Cal Ripken Baseball, a division of Babe Ruth League. His main position as a youth baseball player was shortstop. He wore #2 in honor of his childhood hero, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. He would switch to #1 in high school 

Trout was born to Jeff and DebbieTrout in New Jersey on August 7, 1991

He hit his first major league home run against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mark Worrell on July 24. Trout was sent back to Double-A Arkansas on August 1, 2011, after hitting .163 with one home run and six runs batted in 12 starts for the Angels

After spending time back in Double-A Arkansas, Trout was recalled by the Angels on August 19, 2011. That night, he went 1-for-4 with a home run, his first at Angel Stadium

On August 30, Trout became the youngest Angel to hit two home runs in one game, homering off Mariners pitcher Anthony Vazquez in the top of the second inning and again in the top of the fourth inning

Mike Trout signed a 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth $426.5 million in 2019. The deal was the richest in the history of North American team sports  and included a $20 million signing bonus

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