Rookie of the Year, Mike Trout, Gives Back to New Jersey High School
Added by Gregg Snyder on March 15, 2013.
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During his senior year at Millville High School in New Jersey, Mike Trout set a state record with 18 home runs. He finished that season with a .531 average, 45 RBI, 19 stolen bases, and 49 runs scored as well. Just a few years later, as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, Trout would bat .326 with 83 RBI, 49 stolen bases, and 129 runs scored. Following the season, the outfielder was named American League Rookie of the Year.
The superstar has donated $20,000 to his former high school to assist in the upgrade of the schools baseball field. The field will be named after Trout at an official ceremony later this spring. The Millville Board of Education approved the plan earlier this week and announced they will also be receiving $10,000 from BodyArmor, the Superdrink that Trout endorses.
Trout has developed into a five-tool star after just one season in the majors. He quickly grabbed the attention of baseball fans all across the country, from New Jersey to California. Everyone in baseball is anxious to see what Trout can do as an encore this season.
It’s always nice to see an athlete give back to their home town community. This should be great motivation and something to be proud of for the Millville High School baseball program and the community as a whole.