Mike Trout: History in the making

A reflection on the Angels star's improbable first season

Updated: October 12, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Mike Trout does everything fast. It took him just two years and 29 days to reach the major leagues after the Los Angeles Angels took him 25th overall in the 2009 draft. It took him another year and two days to play on his first All-Star team. It took him just 31 more days to compel Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland to make an impassioned case as to why Miguel Cabrera should win an MVP award in a year he became the first player in 45 years to hit for the Triple Crown.

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