Mike Trout is from Millville, New Jersey and grew up less than an hour from Philadelphia. Last night was the first time he has played a professional game against the Phillies in Philadelpha and his home town turned out in droves. It’s estimated that between 4,000 – 8,000 people from Millville came to the game and attendance at the stadium increased by about 12,000 over a typical Tuesday night.
The local legend returns. More than 8,000 Millville, NJ, natives heading to CBP for @Trouty20: http://t.co/slaj2jdq3a pic.twitter.com/wMvDeDCQcR
— MLB (@MLB) May 13, 2014
Awesome taking the field tonight with all the fans in attendance!! Appreciate all of your support!
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) May 14, 2014
It was cool that so many @Trouty20 fans were at the game and gave him a lot of cheers tonight – rare sight #millvillemeteor
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) May 14, 2014
. @Trouty20's high school squad, the Thunderbolts are here as part of Millville Night. Is the next Trout in this shot pic.twitter.com/tYF1zPKdD4
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) May 13, 2014
And here is some video of Trout crushing a ball in Millville as a high schooler.