Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout Enters the History Books

By Kareem Gantt
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
Kim Klement-USA Today Sports

In just three short years, Mike Trout has developed into one of the MLB‘s most powerful and talented long-ball hitters. But on Friday night, his power and talent made its way into the history books.

With his home run against the Tampa Bay Rays, Trout became the fourth youngest player to hit 25 home runs in his first three seasons. It is a tremendous accomplishment for a player who wasn’t even thought of as an impact player when he first came into the majors.

If you recall, Albert Pujols was supposed to be the face of the Los Angeles Angels. But now, Trout has taken that honor by the horns, and he is not looking back. If you have ever had the pleasure of watching his performances, you know what I’m talking about. Thanks to his bat, and a cast of talented hitters surrounding him, the Angles are back where they belong; competing for championships.

What Trout brings to the game is something special. He doesn’t get the press and glory like his Los Angeles Dodgers counterpart Yasiel Puig does. But Trout’s game and bat is just as devastating, and he means a lot more to the Angels than Puig does to the Dodgers.

If you have the opportunity to see Trout in person, please do, because he is a rare treat on the baseball diamond. Trout is going to be a household name in the majors for years to come, and for us baseball fans, we can’t complain about that

Kareem Gantt covers breaking news for Rant Sports. For more from this author, ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook, and ‘add’ him to your network on Google

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