Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 21, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was a two-time Press Player of the Year and The Press Male Athlete of the Year for the 2008-09 school year.

Late Wednesday: Trout went 0-for-3 in a 1-0 win over Minnesota to break his career-best 15-game hitting streak.

Thursday: Went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, including a sacrifice fly, in an 8-3 win over the Athletics in Oakland.

Stats: Trout is hitting .321 with 63 RBIs and 67 runs scored in 99 games. He has hit 16 home runs and stolen 22 bases on 26 attempts.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.