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Angels' Mike Trout Second-Youngest Player to Take Home All-Star Game MVP Honors

American League outfielder Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, holds the MVP trophy after his team's 5-3 victory over the National League in the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJuly 17, 2014

After racking up five total bases, two RBI and a run scored on Tuesday, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim became the second-youngest player to be awarded All-Star Game MVP honors, per MLB.com.

Only Ken Griffey Jr. won the award at an earlier age, as he was 106 days younger than Trout when he took home the MVP trophy in 1992.

The Angels' center fielder posted a rare stat line on his way to earning the Ted Williams MVP award, becoming the second player ever to collect a triple, double and two or more RBI in an All-Star Game, per ESPN Stats and InfoEarl Averill of the Cleveland Indians was the first, but he recorded one more RBI than Trout in the 1934 edition of the Midsummer Classic.

Trout, along with Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, joined the brief list of players with two extra-base hits and two or more RBI on Tuesday. Out of the 20 players who have accomplished the feat in an All-Star Game, Trout is the third youngest on the list, behind only Griffey and Williams.

With the achievement under his belt, Trout became the first American League player to reach this line since fellow Angel Garret Anderson did it back in 2003. Anderson collected MVP honors in that game as well, representing the most recent Angel before Trout to take home the award.

Over his first three All-Star Game appearances, the 22-year-old Trout has gone 4-for-7 at the dish. To date, he's one of six Angels players to record a multi-hit evening in the Midsummer Classic and one of only four to take home an MVP award.

 

All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise specified.

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