The 2023 World Baseball Classic turned into one of the most exciting baseball events in recent years. With Team USA captained by Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani anchoring the Japanese baseball team, everyone was hoping to see a match-up between the two Angels teammates. The seeding of the tournament put Japan and the United States in opposite pools. The only way baseball fans could see the two best players in baseball face one another was for both teams to make it to the championship game. The United States needed a come from behind victory against Venezuela in the quarterfinals, and Japan needed a 9th inning comeback in the semifinals against Mexico to make the dream a reality.Continue reading Ohtani vs Trout – WBC Matchup
Mike Trout’s 2022 Walk-up song is “Super Gremlin” by Kodak Black. You can listen to it here.
Mike Trout picked a new song for his 2021 at bats. Take a listen to Mike Trout’s 2021 walkup song by Masked Wolf called “Astronaut in the Ocean.
According to Fabian Ardaya Mike Trout has picked a new song for his 2020 at bats. Take a listen to Mike Trout’s 2020 walkup song Rockstar featuring Roddy Ricch by DaBaby.
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Mike Trout gave a couple of television interviews after receiving the news that he had won his 3rd MVP award. He talks about his performance over the year, the difficulty caused by the death of Tyler Skaggs and his hopes for the future.
The 2019 season ends with Mike Trout turning in what he considers his best season to date. It’s hard to argue with his assessment and impossible to argue against his place as the best in the game.
The season began with Mike Trout signing the largest contract in MLB history. $426.5 million over 13 years with an average annual value of $36.5 million, the contract effectively insures Trout will remain an Angel for the rest of his career. He showed that he was absolutely worth every penny by outperforming the contract once again. His value to his team for the year could easily have been worth as much as $60-80 million as compared to other free agent signings.Continue reading The Best Yet – 2019 Season Review
On their first game in Anaheim since the death of Tyler Skaggs the entire team honored their friend by wearing #45 and the name Skaggs on their jerseys. The team put on an incredible performance by racking up 13 runs and shutting the Mariners down with a No-Hitter.
Mike Trout did his part by batting in six RBI. In his first at bat he swung at the first pitch; something he rarely does. The homer was measured by Statcast at 454 feet with an exit velocity of 111mph.
After the game Mike got emotional discussing the game and what Tyler meant to him.
Tragedy struck the Angels this past week with the unexpected death of Tyler Skaggs on July 1. Trout first took to social media to express his pain and sadness.
Then in a post-game interview he got emotional talking about what a tough 24 hours the team was experiencing.