You might say that baseball runs in Mike Trout s blood. His father, Jeff Trout, once played minor league ball for the Minnesota Twins. Mike was hitting monster homeruns as early as Little League. People who watched him on that field are not surprised by his success in the major leagues today. But it is what his parents taught him that may have helped Mike get to where he is today. They told him to study hard, be humble yet confident, and never give up. By following this advice, he became a member of the National Honor Society, a rookie with 25 career home runs, and the youngest-ever American League player to hit for the cycle.