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Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Jimmy Chitwood, Jun 12, 2012.
It was still a monster season for him. And the MVP is definitely still in play for him.
Mike Trout is a part of yet another record at still a young age. Trout only the second MLB player to win three MVP's by his year 27 season. The other was the great Stan Musial. He also has four second place finishes.
I was watching the announcement and before he won they asked him about his season being shortened by his foot injury. He said he played with the injury for a month, before he had to have surgery. Seems like a pretty tough/courageous young man as well.
I did not know Trout played through that injury. Stan Musial was another universally loved player like Trout.
In all my years of watching sports Mike Trout has to be one of the nicest stars I have ever witnessed.
The season was tainted for me because he missed roughly the last month. I couldn't relax after that. But after signing that big long contract he made Angels fans proud and I can't wait for next season. Trout has had minor injury setbacks the past few years and I hope those days are behind him.
I believe the Angels are zeroing in on getting P Gerrit Cole.
Mike Trout and former Angel's All-Star Tim Salmon are the only players to play for same organization, win ROY and be named after a fish.
Cool fact indeed! Also both were coached by Joe Maddon!
Can't help but wonder how Trout missing about 90 games over the last three seasons due to injury and now missing 90+ more this season due to Covid-19 will affect how he goes as far as what could have been? He could still go down as the greatest ever, but his chance of having the best WAR ever is going to be difficult. He was on pace to pass a lot of other players on HR's, hits, runs and as mentioned WAR. He has missed 180 games during the prime of his career. Hopefully he'll be hot over the 60 game schedule and hit about 30 HR's
Mike Trout homered on his birthday again last night. The seventh time in nine games he has homered on his birthday
Trout, two more homeruns last night. Went 4-5, 4RBI, and 4 runs scored. He's now second in MLB with 7 HR's despite missing 4 games to be with his wife for the birth of his son.
Simply put, he is an all-time talent. This shortened year is going to hurt his career numbers which is unfortunate.
btw, did everyone see bESPN’s cover article on status Jr soon becoming the face of MLB?
What a slap in the face to Mike Trout...
When you look at all the time some players lost to military service I don't think this will be too much of a downgrade on his career records.
It won't downgrade his career, however it will likely affect some of the all time records he could break. He was ahead of Ricky Hendersons' all time runs scored record, which would've been really difficult to break considering Henderson played for 25 years. Trout currently has 917 career runs scored and would have most certainly went over 1,000 this year, can stay on pace with RH if he can score at least 23 more runs this season. He's on track for about 26 more.
The all time WAR record at age 28 will go back to Ty Cobb. Trout was on record pace for that as well. He definitely won't catch Cobb in that category. Trout currently at 73.4, needs another 5.2 this season to catch Ty who's at 78.6 through age 28 season. If Trout can continue to play well for the rest of the season, he could catch up to Cobb by the end of next season as Cobb had a down year for WAR; 7.9 during his age 29 season. We'll see?
So many things have go your way during a long career to break these records. It's amazing what guys like Cobb and Ruth and Johnson did during their careers. I'll even throw in Hank Aaron. These guys were consistent over a long period of time.
BTW, Trout hit a league leading 9th HR last night against the LA Dodgers.
Speaking of Trout's WAR climb, he just passed HOF Jim Thome.. Next up HOF's Pud Galvin and then Frank Thomas. Trout is really showing his greatness at a young age by already passing some big time players. He'll likely pass Reggie Jackson and possibly the great Johnny Bench this season.
Mike Trout career Homerun number 300. Despite missing, what amounts to a complete season, 162 games, due to injuries and of course the shortened 2020 season, he remains ahead of Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds Homerun pace.
I know there's a long way to go, but I would love to see Trout at least challenge Aarons'/Bonds homerun record some day.
Amazing accomplishment for Trout! 300 Club is nothing to scoff at.
Yes. I was looking forward to Trout scoring his 1,000 career run this season as well, however that won't happen because of the 60 game schedule. He could get to 950 runs and stay ahead of Rickey Henderson's pace. Henderson had 940 runs scored after his age 28 season. Trout scored 4 runs tonight and now has scored 936 career runs.
He needs to have an injury free, strike free, pandemic free 10-12 more years, but that's asking a lot.
Definitely looking forward to the rest of his career!
Just think we are at the "usual" one quarter mark in a regular baseball schedule and Mike has 15 dingers. That works out to 60 home runs in a 162 game schedule.
He was on a great pace last year too before he got shut down with injuries. Now with this joke of a mini donut schedule Mike is getting short changed once again. All a bit frustrating. Not to mention the Angels just played two 7 inning games because of this new doubleheader rule which additionally limits Trout's at bats.
MLB has turned into a laughing stock. With these little league like rules they put in place the whole thing reeks of some summer softball league. Guys awarded second base in extra inning games. Are you kidding me? This once great American sport has been reduced to child's play. Sickening.
Trout is actually on pace for 65 home runs. He's only played in 37 games, because of the birth of his first child, a son. Nice analysis of what's become of this strange league called the MLB though. Again, I'm not watching any games, but I am keeping track of some of the games current and rising stars. I'm hoping that these shortened seasons for Trout will in some way prolong his career and he will approach some of these records. His best shots as of now are the WAR record, runs scored and home runs. There are probably other records he can approach as well.
The greatness of Mike Trout is showing once again in the first 41 games of this shortened season. Although Trout has only played in 37 games. He is leading the league in runs scored 35, HR's 15, SLG% .676, OPS. 1.002 and IBB 4.
His WAR total of 1.0 has not been up to snuff this season, but he continues to pass HOF's for career WAR. He has past Jim Thome and is now tied with Frank Thomas, who played 19 seasons. 73.8. Next up Reggie Jackson and then Johnny Bench. All of this in what amounts to less than 8 full seasons of play.
More Mike Trout. Trout becomes the fastest player ever to the 300 HR/200 Stolen Base club. Trout gets to those marks in 1,235 games. Breaking the record set by Willie Mays who hit those marks in 1,295 contests. Sadly, Trout probably won't be stealing many more bases in his career. Managers these days won't risk injury to Trout by letting him go.
Yes, the short season has definitely screwed Trout more than others. But he's still the greatest player of his generation and nothing can take that away.