Mike Trout’s Father’s Once Promising Baseball Career Cut Short

Angels outfielder Mike Trout is considered by many to be the best player in baseball these days.  After being named the American League Rookie of the Year in 2012 and two seasons as runner-up for MVP, Trout finally captured his first MVP Award in 2014.  And by all accounts, it won’t be his last.

Mike’s baseball bloodlines include his father, Jeff, who was once a promising prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization.  The infielder had hit .519 as a senior at the University of Delaware in 1983, which is the fourth highest in NCAA history and then spent four seasons in the Twins system, compiling a batting average of .303. However, he walked away from the game at age 25 after the 1986 season due to the effects of several injuries and not wanting to play in the minors for several more years before being promoted to the big leagues.

Read more about Jeff Trout’s career at the link below from grantland.com:



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