MLB’s rookie sensation Mike Trout is having a historical rookie year so far, and he made it even more historical last night by homering in the 1st inning. Trout became the 33rd player ever and the first rookie to hit 25 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season. He’s also the youngest to do it at age 21.
Trout won’t become a part of the 40-40 club this season, but there’s a real chance that he’ll be a part of the 30-50 club. Only two other players in history have hit 30 home runs and stolen 50 bases in an entire season, none of them have been rookies. Eric Davis did it in 1987 when he was with the Reds (37 HR, 50 SB). Barry Bonds also accomplished this feat in 1990 when he was with the Pirates (33 HR, 52 SB).