On May 20 of last year, Mike Trout had New York Mets manager Terry Collins debating the merits of a move only six others have ever tried in baseball history.
The Los Angeles Angels were trailing 7-2 in the top of the ninth inning, but tallied two in the frame and loaded the bases for the Millville native.
Addison Reed got Trout to hit into a sacrifice fly, making the score 7-5, and the Mets hung on from there.
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However, Collins almost didn’t give Trout the opportunity to swing the bat.
“The first thought is, I’d almost try to walk this guy (rather) that pitch to him,” Collins said after the game