Special All-Star moments.
Mike Trout accomplished two special feats during the All-Star Game last July, when he became the first player to win the Midsummer Classic Most Valuable Player Award in two consecutive seasons, and when he led off the 2015 contest with a home run.
How many other players have won multiple All-Star Game MVP awards and how many other players led off the game with a home run?
Mike Trout became the fifth player to win multiple All-Star Game MVP awards, and the first to win the honor in back-to-back seasons. The others to win more than one are Willie Mays (1963, 1968), Steve Garvey (1974, 1978), Gary Carter (1981,1984) and Cal Ripken (1991,2001).
Leading off the All-Star Game with a home run has been done four times by the following players:
PLAYER, TEAM DATE OPPOSING PITCHER, TEAM Lou Boudreau, Indians July 6, 1942 Mort Cooper, Cardinals Willie Mays, Giants July 13, 1965 Mill Pappas, Orioles Joe Morgan, Reds July 19, 1977 Jim Palmer, Oriol es Mike Trout, Angels July 14, 2015 Zack Greinke, Dodgers PLAYER, TEAM SITE Lou Boudreau, Indians Polo Grounds Willie Mays, Giants Metropolitan Stadium Joe Morgan, Reds Yankee Stadium Mike Trout, Angels Great American Ballpark
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2015|
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