Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim second-year phenom Mike Trout became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle, going 4-5 with 5 RBI in a 12-0 thrashing of the Seattle Mariners.
After a slow start in April, Trout has enjoyed a red-hot May, hitting .343 with 7 homers and 18 RBI. Even more impressive, 15 of his last 25 hits have gone for extra bases.
A homer in the eighth inning capped Trout’s historic night, but here is his cycle in all its glory (via MLB.com):
Impressive, although photographic evidence has been presented by Big League Stew that appears to indicate that Trout’s infield single in the third inning — his second at-bat of the game and the hit that started off his cycle — may have actually been an out:
Irrespective of whether or not Trout was in fact out on the play, the safe call was made and nothing is going to change it. Trout made history on Tuesday night and even tweeted out thanks for “all the love” he has received:
Appreciate all the love ! Awesome night!#angels
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) May 22, 2013
On a side note — and to continue the weak fish puns started in the title of this here post — here’s a thought: If Mike Trout were to being dating Brooke Hogan and eventually marry her, Hogan’s name, should she take his, would be Brooke Trout. Same thing goes if he were to marry Brooke Shields. Even better, imagine if there was some girl out there named Rainbow. Now that would be funny. Although with a name like Rainbow, she’d probably be a stripper or some weirdo hippie chick. Not good marriage material.