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.