Trout wields elite resume on 22nd birthday
ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout has accomplished so much in his Major League career that it is often easy to forget how young the Angels outfielder really is.
Trout, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 2012 and hit for the cycle earlier this season, but here are some of his age-related accomplishments.
Entering Wednesday's game, Trout had 352 hits and 143 walks in his career. Trout is just the sixth player since 1900 with 350 hits and 140 walks before turning 22. Mel Ott, Al Kaline, Mickey Mantle, Jimmie Foxx and Ken Griffey Jr. round out the list.
Trout also joins Kaline and Mantle as the third player with 65 doubles, 15 triples and 50 home runs before turning 22. Trout has 65 doubles, 16 triples and 54 home runs.
Trout's 77 career stolen bases make him the third AL player since 1900 to steal 75 bases before turning 22. Rickey Henderson and Ty Cobb were the others.
The Angels' phenom is also the 12th player since 1900 -- joining Ott, Griffey Jr., Kaline, Mantle, Foxx, Cobb, Cesar Cedeno, Tony Conigliaro, Eddie Mathews, Ted Williams and Alex Rodriguez -- with at least 134 extra-base hits before turning 22.