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.

Monday: The Angels were off.

Today: They open a series at home against Seattle at 10:05 p.m. today.

Stats: Trout is hitting .278 with 29 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 44 games. He has hit 12 doubles, three triples and eight home runs, and stolen eight bases on 11 attempts. His on-base percentage is .363.

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