Mike Trout’s baseball career has been on a steep upward trajectory with no signs of slowing down. The slugger, also known as Prince Fish and King Fish 2.0, grew up in New Jersey, where his talent for baseball was discovered early on—Celebrity Sports Speaker Mike set a state record for home runs his senior year, and this was just the very beginning of his all-star career.
After being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, celebrity sports speaker Mike Trout wasted no time establishing himself as a solid and dependable outfielder and hitter in his rookie season. The outfielder holds numerous MLB records; he is the first player to steal 45 bases, score 125 runs, and hit 20 home runs in one season and the first player under 22 to hit lead-off homeruns in back to back games in the history of the MLB. On April 17, 2015, Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to reach 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. Mike also holds the Angels records for most hits and runs scored in a season. It is no wonder he unanimously was voted to receive the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 2012 and was runner up for the American League MVP. Mike’s list of accomplishments continues to grow at a rapid pace. In 2014, the slugger was named the MVP of the MLB All-Star Game, beating out other standouts like Clayton Kershaw and Miguel Cabrera; in that same game, Mike played against his childhood hero Derek Jeter, whose number Mike picked to wear during his Little League days.
In 2012, the celebrity sports speaker became a spokesperson and investor of the sports drink BodyArmor, joining an elite roster of athletes that represent the brand like Kobe Bryant, Andrew Luck, and Richard Sherman. Additionally, the two time Silver Slugger Award winner became the first MLB star since legend Ken Griffey Jr. to get his own Nike shoe in an exclusive partnership with the shoe company, and he was also featured on NBC’s The Today Show in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. So far the New Jersey native has already left a permanent stamp on Major League Baseball.