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Angels' Trout Turns 24 Doing Great Work


August 13, 2015

Angels outfielder Mike Trout celebrated his 24th birthday on August 7 owning a .305 (689/2259) average with 130 doubles, 28 triples, 130 home runs, 375 RBI and 449 runs scored in 597 career games. Below you will find a summary of some of Trout’s accomplishments prior to turning 24:

• His 130 career home runs are tied with Frank Robinson for 4th all-time by a player before his 24th birthday, trailing only Eddie Mathews (153 HR), Mel Ott (153) and Ken Griffey Jr. (132).

• Is one of seven players since 1920 (when RBI became an official stat), to log 375+ RBI and 425+ runs before their 24th birthday: Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Al Kaline, Mickey Mantle and Alex Rodriguez.

• At 288 career extra base hits, only Mel Ott (342), Ken Griffey Jr. (317), Ted Williams (300), Alex Rodriguez (293) and Jimmie Foxx (290) tallied more in their careers before turning 24.

• Joins Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Ted Williams and Hank Aaron as the only players with at least 125 doubles, 25 triples and 100 home runs prior to their 24th birthday.

• Only four players have ever amassed 100+ SB and 1250+ TB before turning 24: Ty Cobb (254/1327), Cesar Cedeno (205/1266), Alex Rodriguez (118/1417) and Mike Trout (112/1265).

• In 2015, was tabbed as an All-Star for the fourth time in his career…Trout is just the third A.L. outfielder to make four All-Star Games before his 24th birthday: Ken Griffey Jr., Al Kaline and Mickey Mantle…Joined Ken Griffey Jr., Ted Williams, Ivan Rodriguez, Mickey Mantle, Al Kaline, Joe DiMaggio and Rod Carew as the only A.L. players to make three starts during the Midseason Classic before their 24th birthday.

• Is the only player ever with three Top-2 MVP finishes (2012-2015) before turning 24…Albert Pujols was the only player to complete the feat twice.

Additionally, at the time of his 24th birthday, Trout’s resume will include an A.L. MVP Award (2014), an A.L. Rookie of the Year Award (2012), four All-Star Game nominations (2012-2015), two All-Star Game MVP awards (2014-15) and three Silver Slugger Awards (2012-2015).


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