Mike Trout is closing in on Angel History

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a solo homerun to take a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a solo homerun to take a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Mike Trout has already done so many things in his eight year major league career.  He has won more MVP’s than the entire Angel franchise (three to two now).

This year Mike Trout will etch his name into the Angel record books for the first time of what will probably be many times.  Trout has already set a few single-season and rookie records, but he has no career records as of yet, but that should change this season.

After the 2019 season Mike Trout has 285 career home runs which is 2nd place on the Angels all-time list behind “Mr Angel” Tim Salmon who is #1 with 299 home runs.  When Trout hits 15 more home runs he will not only have 300 career homers but he will also move into first place on the Angels all-time list.  So we will most likely witness Angel history this upcoming season when Mike Trout goes deep for the 15th time.

Hopefully Trout will follow it up with at least 300 more home runs for the Angels before he is through and possibly more.  What is a bit ironic is that Tim Salmon’s brother is named Mike.  So far Trout has averaged 35 home runs per season which if it holds up Trout will have 650+ homers at the end of his contract (10 seasons).

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Trout’s home run totals could even increase with guys like Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon protecting him in the line-up.  Trout will most likely end up with the most career hits (6th place), runs scored (3rd place), RBIs (4th place), for total bases (4th place), and walks (3rd place).

In addition Trout has the highest OBP, slugging percentage, and OPS in club history at the moment, but those numbers could still go down and knock Trout down on the all-time list although it is not very likely.

We are likely to see a lot more great moments during Trout’s next ten years with the Angels, but the thing that he will tell you he wants much more than personal records is a World Series trophy which hopefully will come in the next few years.  We will have to wait and see, but for now let’s enjoy greatness in action as the Angels have one of the best players in baseball history play every day and chase baseball history and a few World Series trophies.

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Thank you Mike Trout for making these last eight seasons bearable to watch by knowing that we are watching greatness in action.