Mike Trout was already the best baseball player on the planet, and he’s been even better at the sport since becoming a father.
Trout went on the paternity list last Thursday, due to his wife Jessica expecting their first child. And a baby indeed arrived- Beckham Aaron Trout.
Our greatest gift from above • we are so in love! 🤍
Meet our sweet boy, Beckham Aaron Trout 🖤 July 30, 2020 • 5:10pm • 7lb 10oz • 20.75in pic.twitter.com/yn2wqndT1U
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) August 1, 2020
Well, Papa Trout returned to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners, and proceeded to hit a home run in his first at-bat.
287th career homer for Mike Trout, 1st as a dad. pic.twitter.com/msHJxqsshp
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 5, 2020
Trout homers in his first AB as a dad.
The closed captioning is accurate. pic.twitter.com/tBtx72m3X4
— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) August 5, 2020
And on Wednesday night, Trout cranked two more dingers.
— MLB (@MLB) August 6, 2020
The league wasn't ready for Mike Trout ft. dad strength. pic.twitter.com/seNaeXRkqv
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 6, 2020
The three-time AL MVP has three home runs in just seven at-bats since returning. Pitchers around the league have to be trembling at the thought of Dad Power Trout.