Mike Trout Becomes Youngest in MLB History to Hit 100 Home Runs, Steal 100 Bases

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2015

Apr 14, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) follows through on a double against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Many would argue that Mike Trout is without peer in today's MLB. On Friday night, he set himself apart in the baseball record books. 

In the top of the sixth inning against the Houston Astros, the Los Angeles Angels outfielder drilled a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez to give his team a 3-1 lead.

The home run made Trout the youngest player ever to amass 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, per Fox Sports West's Alex Curry. Fox Sports MLB noted Trout's age in relation to the previous record holder, Alex Rodriguez:

Trout then hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, which proved to be the difference in the Angels' 6-3 win. 

Angels manager Mike Scioscia and teammate Jered Weaver talked about Trout after the game, per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com:

Jason Collette of RotoWire.com put Trout's accomplishments in perspective relative to the hype surrounding Kris Bryant:

The 100-100 achievement is a testament to Trout's versatility. Although his steals dropped from the previous season in 2013 and 2014, he remains a dynamic offensive presence and one of the game's best players. It's scary to think what his numbers may look like a decade from now.

The 2014 American League MVP has gotten off to a great start this year. Entering Friday, he boasted a .438 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage. The Angels will certainly need Trout to continue posting monster numbers to win the AL West. 

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