Angels outfielder Mike Trout is already one of the greatest players in baseball history at the age of 29, and he added yet another accomplishment to his long list of them after a third-inning home run against the Astros on Saturday evening.
Trout hit an opposite-field drive, clearing the right-center field fence at Angel Stadium to add home run number 300 to his career list. He became the eleventh-youngest player in MLB history to reach that mark.
Not only that, but Trout also broke Tim Salmon’s franchise record for career home runs as an Angel. He had previously tied the mark with a home run on Friday night.
Trout, who is tied with Fernando Tatis for the league lead with 15 home runs this season, is having yet another excellent season as he looks to claim another MVP Award, which would be the third of his young career.
The slugger is hitting .290 with 38 RBI, one of the few bright spots on an Angels team that has failed to live up to expectations this season. His team is only 16-25 this season and finds itself out of the playoff picture with little time to go.
What’s for sure is that Trout, who will now look to continue climbing the all-time home run leader board, will continue to be one of the league’s top stars for years to come.