Mike Trout is often referred to as the best player in baseball. Most Major League Baseball fans are aware of his accolades, abilities and achievements, but there are plenty of other things to learn about the Los Angeles Angels All-Star beyond the stats.
For instance, did you know he was once banned from playing a certain carnival game at the county fair, or that a prankster gave him one of his nicknames, or that he asked for the autograph of his childhood idol on the field during a game, or that he was once walked intentionally with the bases loaded?
Several facts about the Millville, N.J., native might surprise you. Here are a few: