Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Angels Select Trout In First Round

SECAUCUS, NJ -- Millville centerfeilder Mike Trout waited slightly less than two hours to hear the news he has been looking for all his life.

Angels Select Trout In First Round

Millville High School´s Mike Trout got to attend the draft festivities in person. (Rich Schultz/AP)
Millville High School's Mike Trout got to attend the draft festivities in person. (Rich Schultz/AP)

SECAUCUS, NJ -- Millville centerfeilder Mike Trout waited slightly less than two hours to hear the news he has been looking for all his life.

Trout was selected in the first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Angels with the 25th overall pick.

The Angels had the 24th and 25th pick. They chose Texas high school leftfielder Randal Grichuk with the 24th selection.

Trout is the only projected first round pick who has attended tonight's draft, held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network. 

In fact Trout and his family  have been sitting in a replica dugout in the studio.

Before the selection he was intervieed by MLB, which is televising the first round.

"I'm getting nervous," Trout said.

Then commissioner Bud Selig announced the Angels had indeed selected Trout to loud applause. And he was no longer nervous. He was an Angel.

 

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Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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