LA Angels Star Mike Trout Smashes Mammoth Solo Home Run Over 470 Feet Against Texas Rangers

Published 04/15/2022, 5:30 AM EDT

Mike Trout has finally arrived in Major League Baseball. And how? The LA Angels superstar launched a monstrous solo home run on Thursday against the Texas Rangers. Notably, the Angels’ center fielder missed Monday’s game due to illness. But when he got the chance on Thursday, he made the most out of it.

Trout has been playing for the Angels for over ten years now. And the star center-fielder has been a significant part of the Angels squad for years. Though he is yet to win any major trophy with the Angels, with the company of Shohei Ohtani, they can do wonders in the league.

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However, even after having players like Ohtani and Trout in their squad, the LA Angels have not started their 2022 MLB campaign on a good note. But again, with these two by their side, the Angles can challenge any MLB side this season.

Mike Trout homers 470+ feet for the fifth time

After missing a considerable part of the 2021 season, Trout is looking sharp for the 2022 season. And if things go his way, Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will have some competition for the AL MVP. Talking about Trout’s solo home run, while playing against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, he launched a towering home run for the Angels.

However, Trout’s home run was not enough for the Angels to win against a balanced side like the Rangers. The Angels suffered a 10-5 loss against the Rangers. But the highlight of the day was Trout’s solo home run.

This is not the first time Trout has hit a 470+ feet home run. Even before the game against the Rangers, Trout already had hit 470+ feet home runs four times. This was the furthest home run in the 2022 season. Trout is the second MLB player to have a maximum number of 470+ homers, only behind Giancarlo Stanton.

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Even the Angels’ manager, Joe Madden, was in awe of that Trout homer. After the game, Madden said it was like a golf ball, as it went out so quickly. “I mean, seriously, if that was a golf ball, I’d be really happy. That went out quickly and loudly. It was so hot off the bat, absolutely,” said Joe Madden.

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The Angles have managed to win just three out of seven games this season. Still, they are yet to face the heavyweights of the league. Only time will tell how far they will go this season.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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