South Jersey baseball fans are understandably bummed that Mike Trout isn’t signing with the Phillies – but as a consultation, a portion of Rt. 55 may be dedicated in his honor.


A bill to designate a portion of State Highway Route No. 55 as the “Mike Trout Interchange” has recently passed through the Senate Transportation Committee. If enacted, milepost 27.65 – 28.00  in Millville will post signs carrying the baseball celebrity’s name.


“Trout’s accomplishments are not only limited to the baseball diamond… he has inspired generations of fans of the sport including in his hometown, the City of Millville,” according to the bill which was proposed by Senator Bob Andrzejczak in January.


Millville has indeed been inspired by Trout’s career. Millville High School hasn’t retired Trout’s jersey, but instead his number is reserved for team captions only. The high school has also named their baseball field after him.


Trout has become one of the most accomplished players in Major League Baseball. Other than his 1,187 hits and career batting average of .307 – he’s been nominated for the Most Valuable Player of the Year five seasons in a row, winning in 2014 and 2016. He’s also played in seven consecutive All-Star Games – and was named the All-Star Game MVP  in 2014 and 2015. Trout also has five Louisville Silver Slugger Awards under his belt.

He just signed a 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth $426.5 million, the largest deal in sports history.



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