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.

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Wednesday: Trout, on his 22nd birthday, went 2-for-4 and hit his 20th home run of the season in a 10-3 loss to Texas. He became the first player in major league history to homer on both his 21st and 22nd birthdays.

Today: The Angels are off today and return to action Friday, when they travel to Cleveland to face the Indians at 7:05 p.m.

Stats: Trout is hitting .333 with 20 home runs, 70 RBIs and 80 runs scored in 112 games. He has 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts. His on-base percentage is .424, and his slugging percentage is .580. Trout’s home run Wednesday was his eighth career homer against the Rangers, his most against any team. He also picked up his 22nd RBI against Texas, his most against any team.

A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.

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