New Jersey native Mike Trout, nicknamed the “Millville Meteor”, has done his native state proud by becoming a professional athlete.

Prior to joining the Los Angeles Angels headquartered in Anaheim, Trout was named one of the country’s top professional baseball prospects by Baseball America Magazine. He currently plays outfielder for the Anaheim Angels and wears jersey No. 27.

“It’s crazy, surreal,” Trout recalled. “Almost like, is this really happening?”

Trout began his journey into professional baseball while attending Millville Senior High School in New Jersey where he served as shortstop before moving to the outfield position during his final year. Joining the Los Angeles Angels in 2011, he has a career record of 12 home runs and .345 batting average.

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