Mike Trout is having himself a pretty nice offseason. He had fun at his best bro’s wedding, he’s taken in some Eagles games, he made a new best bro in Eagles QB Carson Wentz...oh, and he won his second AL MVP award, so there’s that. Well, looks like his mantle is going to get clogged up with some more hardware because he’s now won himself another nice accolade.
Today, the Los Angeles Sports Council, who throw the LA Sports Awards every year, have named Mike Trout their Sportsman of the Year. Nice! Here’s the release from the LA Sports Council themselves:
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, who won the American League MVP award last season, has been selected 2016 Sportsman of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council.
Trout will be honored at the 12th Annual LA Sports Awards, to be held on Monday, February 27 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The five-time All-Star was named the AL's Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career (2014), batting .315 with 29 home runs, 100 RBIs and 30 stolen bases. He led the Majors in runs (123), walks (116) and on-base percentage (.441). In addition, he played his usual stellar defense in center field.
Well on his way to becoming one of the greatest players ever, Trout became only the fifth player in MLB history to win the MVP Award while playing for a team with a losing record.
The LA Sports Awards are presented annually by the Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.
For those keeping score at home, USA track and field Olympian and USC alum Allyson Felix is taking home the Sportswoman of the Year.
The awards will take place on Feb. 27th, and will then be shown on Fox Sports Prime Ticket at a later date, so check your local listings throughout March if you want to tune in.