Mike Trout

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Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout (born August 7, 1991) is a professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award winner and three-time All-Star since becoming a regular player in 2012.

Trout was a first round pick by the Angels in the 2009 MLB draft, and made a brief major league appearance in 2011. He became a regular player for the Angels the subsequent season, and unanimously won the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year Award. Trout finished second in AL MVP voting in 2012 and 2013, before winning the award in 2014, along with the 2014 AL Hank Aaron Award. Trout is under contract at the Angels until the end of the 2020 season.

Trout's MLB performances have received praise from both the mainstream media and sabermetricians, and he is regarded as one of the most outstanding young players in baseball.


Mike Trout
c/o Los Angeles Angels
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806


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My name is Jason. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and I am a fan of all my sports teams, (what we affectionately call 4 for 4's). I am writing you with the intent of showing you the impact your presence could make in Phillies pinstripes. Our sports heroes of the past (Dawkins, Clarke, Erving, Schmidt, et al...) walk among the gods when it comes to their legacies they left behind. However, with your standing in the local communities along with your having grown up in New Jersey, I truly believe you could be labeled as the greatest pro athlete ever to come through Philadelphia. When and if you become a free agent, the biggest question becomes, When is the money not enough? When does the legacy you leave behind become more important than the financial footprint you stand in? Lets be honest, wherever you go the money will be there in truck loads. Rotting away in Anaheim for a city that has 1/4 of the passion as Philadelphia seems like one of the greatest misuses of talent maybe ever. To come home and be loved by the town you grew up following and rooting for seems like the greatest legacy any pro athlete can strive for. I'm 40 years old and my 8 and 6 year old cheer for you whenever we get a chance to watch you play. Simply because you are a hometown athlete. And we always stand behind what's ours. Philly's reputation as being hard on our athletes is also known as something else: love and passion. Keep that in mind when that tough decision comes to be rooted for or to be loved. Thanks for your time.

Jason Verlinghieri
Coatesville PA

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