At the age of 23, Mike Trout was named the unanimous 2014 American League MVP on Thursday night. Trout finished second in MVP voting both of his first two seasons, losing to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, but this year was different, as he becomes the youngest to win the MVP award in a unanimous vote. His stats speak for himself as he topped the AL with 111 RBIs this season and batted .287 with a career-high 36 home runs. He led the league in both runs scored (115) and total bases (338).
Mr. Trout remains extremely humble and always focuses on helping the team rather then his own personal accomplishments. “If you would’ve told me this before the season started, I would’ve just laughed at you. It’s just an unbelievable feeling.” Trout told MLB Network in regards to winning the MVP.
Along with winning the 2014 AL MVP, Trout was honored with his third straight Silver Slugger award and also named the MVP of the 2014 All-Star Game. “All together Mike has had an incredible start to his career,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “His play this year totally embodies what an MVP is all about. His terrific performance, along with his selfless style of play, has made him a tremendous leader on this team.” With all that being said it is clear that Trout’s ability to produce results, his character and work ethic is the reason why he Fits the Mark. Congratulations on a well deserved award!
The Fitmark Team