Besides football and basketball, baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world. The following are some of the most famous baseball players worldwide.
1/ Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City in July 27, 1975 to Victor Rodriguez and Lourdes Navarro. When Rodriguez was about four years old, he and his family moved to Miami and settled there.
He started loving playing baseball and this sport became his sole solace when his father left the family to live in New York City.
During his baseball playing career, Rodriguez won the “AL All-Star” for 12 times and the “AL Silver Slugger Award” for ten times. Besides, he was honored as the “Seattle Mariners Player of the Player” twice and also the “Babe Ruth Home Run Award” for three times.
Rodriguez was named Seattle Mariners Minor League Player of the Year, the Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Year, the Sporting News Player of the Year, the Midwest League All-Star, the Hitter of the Year, and This Year in Baseball Awards: Player of the Year.
2/ Mike Trout
Mike Trout was born in Vineland, New Jersey, on August 7, 1997 to Jeff and Debbie Trout. His father was also baseball players for “Minnesota Twins” and had to retire due to an injury.
He was keen on sports and playing basketball and baseball for his high-school team. He began baseball as a pitcher and later played in the outfield. Notably, he was coached at “Arsenal” from the age of 14 and achieved the reputation of being the strongest and fastest player by the time of 17.
During his career, Mike Trout won many prestigious awards such as two American League MVP in 2014 and 2016, the American League Rookie of the Year in 2012, two ‘Baseball America Major League Player of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013, the ESPY Award for Best Major League Baseball Player in 2015, and five consecutive Silver Slugger Awards in 2012–2016.