Michael Nelson Trout, born August 7, 1991, better known as Mike Trout, is a popular American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout has been selected to 10 MLB All-Star games, has won the Silver Slugger Award nine times, and has been named the American League’s (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times (in 2014, 2016, and 2019).
|Full Name:||Michael Nelson Trout|
|Date of Birth:||August 7, 1991|
|Place of Birth:||Vineland, New Jersey|
|State of Origin:||New Jersey|
|Net Worth:||$140 million|
Early Life and Education
Jeff and Debbie (Busonick) Trout welcomed Trout into the world on August 7, 1991 in Vineland, New Jersey. He was raised in the nearby town of Millville, New Jersey.
He has a sister named Teal and a brother named Tyler who are both older. Jeff, his father, a baseball player at the University of Delaware, was born on January 7, 1961.
Before suffering a ruptured plantar fascia and knee issues, Jeff played minor league baseball for four years.
Trout was a devoted Philadelphia Phillies fan growing up, and he attended the team’s 2008 World Series parade.
Trout played basketball and baseball at Millville Senior High School in Millville, New Jersey, where he received five letters (three in baseball and two in basketball). He pitched a no-hitter against Egg Harbor Township High School in his junior year.
The Thunderbolts advanced to the state quarterfinals where Cherry Hill High School East defeated them.
He played pitcher and shortstop in the beginning before switching to the outfield in his senior year.
He set a high school record in New Jersey that year by hitting 18 home runs. Prior to the 2009 MLB Draft, Trout made a commitment to play baseball for East Carolina University.
Trout’s jersey number was originally going to be retired by Millville, but starting in 2012, the captain started getting it instead.
In the first round of the 2009 MLB draft, the Angels picked Trout. He briefly played in the major league in 2011, then joined the Angels as a regular player the following year.
He was awarded the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award unanimously.
Both the general public and sabermetricians have praised Trout’s on-field athleticism.
He is recognized as one of the greatest young players in baseball history as well as one of the top players in the MLB right now.
In each of his first five full seasons, Trout finished top in the American League in terms of wins above replacement (WAR).
Four times, Trout has been the American League’s run and on-base leader (2012–14, 2016).
As of February 2021, he was second among all current major league baseball players in terms of career on-base percentage (.418) and stolen base percentage (84.45%), and he was first in terms of lifetime slugging percentage (.582) and on-base plus slugging (1.000).
He agreed to a 12-year, $426 million contract with the Angels in 2019, the second-richest deal in North American sports history and the fourth-richest deal in all of professional sports (and the second-biggest contract at the time of signing).
On December 9, 2017, Trout wed longtime girlfriend Jessica Cox. On July 30, 2020, their son was born. The family spends the winter in Newport Beach, California.
Some of Trout’s nicknames, in honor of former Angel Tim Salmon, are “Prince Fish,” “God’s Gift,” “Millville Miracle,” and “King Fish 2.0.” After a vandal changed his Wikipedia entry, he began going by the moniker “Millville Meteor.”
President Barack Obama compared Trout to the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill in February 2014. Obama compared the law to “Mike Trout, for those of you who know baseball…somebody who’s got a lot of tools” to highlight its adaptability and usefulness.
Trout is acquainted with the Philadelphia Eagles’ former quarterback, Carson Wentz, and owns season tickets to the National Football League team.
Additionally, he is a devoted fan of both the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers.
On August 23, 2020, a Trout playing card broke the previous record for the most expensive sale price for a sports card, held by the 1909–1911 T206 Honus Wagner, by fetching $3.93 million at auction.
His record, however, was short-lived, as a signed, mint-condition 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps trading card went for $5.2 million in November 2020.
Mike Trout Net Worth
Mike Trout is a popular American professional baseball center fielder who has a net worth of $140 million.
Mike Trout, a baseball legend, and Jessica Cox, his high school love, got married in 2017 and they have a son together.
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