Mike Trout and Aaron Cox Visit Millville Baseball Program

MILLVILLE — With the first games of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training season still about a month away, one of the game’s most talented and prolific players, the Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, returned home to Millville High School on Monday, Feb. 1.
Trout, along with Angels minor leaguer Aaron Cox (Orem Owlz), visited and spoke with students in the Millville Thunderbolt program, attending the group’s pre-season meeting held at the high school where both players graduated from — in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
Trout, last year’s All-Star Game MVP (for the second consecutive year), passed down the jersey he wore during his years with Millville — No. 1 — to the team’s current captain, senior infielder Paul Harris. In 2012, Trout awarded the jersey to Cox, who was the first Millville player to wear Trout’s number.
Cox has since become a 19th-round draft pick by the Angels and is currently a pitcher in the team’s farm system.
This is the fifth year the Thunderbolts have awarded Trout’s former number to “the senior that most exemplifies the leadership, sacrifice, and willingness to go above and beyond for the program over the course of their career.”

SNJ Today is a Southern New Jersey news and information source based in Millville, New Jersey that is dedicated to providing current stories related specifically to South Jersey.