Mike Trout completes career All-Star Game cycle with leadoff homer (Video)
Reigning All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout is picking up right where he left off.
The Angels superstar led off Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic in the most Mike Trout way possible, depositing a 1-2 fastball from Dodgers righty Zack Greinke that caught far too much of the plate into the right field seats at the Great American Ballpark.
— Halos Heaven (@halosheaven) July 15, 2015
Trout became the first player since Bo Jackson in 1989 to lead off an All-Star Game with a homer. No player has ever won back-to-back ASG MVPs since the award came out in 1962, and now it looks like the Milville Meteor is well on his way to making history.
GIF: Mike Trout's HR swing in slow motion pic.twitter.com/hpBxE0WxXR
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) July 15, 2015
Mike Trout in All-Star Games 5 for 8 2 doubles 1 triple 1 HR pic.twitter.com/XoEer5zrpU
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 15, 2015
An opposite field home run on a two-strike pitch against the pitcher with the best ERA in baseball this year to kick off an All-Star Game. You know, just Mike Trout things.
Not to mention that the dinger marked the completion of an ultra rare accomplishment for Trout: the career All-Star Game cycle.
Mike Trout led off his first ASG with a single, second with a double, third with a triple and fourth with a homer. The natural ASG cycle.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 15, 2015
Mike Trout: making greatness look routine since 2012.