Long before Mike Trout became a superstar outfielder in Los Angeles, he was Jeff Trout's kid in Millville, New Jersey -- a baseball prodigy just waiting to be found.
Though Richard Brautigan’s 1967 counter-culture book “Trout Fishing In America” had little to do with trout fishing, this story comes closer. Once upon a time, back when home run hitters, taking nothing for granted — back when modesty was considered an attribute — were too far past first to accept congrats from first-base coach, MLB...
He had four swings with the bases loaded and the game on the line, which is about four more swings than usual for Mike Trout. During a season in which he remains on a record pace for walking, Trout eventually did walk in the eighth inning Tuesday against Chicago White Sox reliever Juan Minaya.