Touch 'Em All: Angels' Trout joins select club

Posted: October 01, 2013

Mike Trout's year may not have ended with a postseason appearance, but the Millville Marvel still put together a season that put him in some select company.

The Angels centerfielder got his 190th hit Sunday, on a home run in the first inning of Los Angeles' season-ending 6-2 loss at Texas.

That makes him only the third major-league player since 1900 with 190 hits, 100 walks, and 30 stolen bases in the same season.

Since the other two on the list are Tigers star Ty Cobb (1915) and former Phillie Lenny Dykstra (1993), it also likely makes him the nicest guy to do it. (Hey, Trout still lives with his folks, and his mom says he takes out the trash.)

Wait 'til next year. When Houston's J.D. Martinez was rung up by Yankees reliever Dellin Betances to end the ninth inning of Sunday's 14-inning, 5-1 loss to New York, it gave the Astros 14 strikeouts for the game and 1,530 for the season. That's the new major-league record. (More to come in 2014, 'Stros fans!)

Mr. October. With the playoffs starting, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said "Let's get it on" as he readied the appeal of his 211-game suspension for Monday.

"It's been a big burden," A-Rod said. (We sure feel it.)


mharrington@phillynews.com

This article contains information from the Associated Press.

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