By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout will appear on the big screen this Sunday in a documentary that will feature his hometown. Mike Trout: Millville to MVP will air on Sunday, April 9 at 8 pm.
The film will be an hour-long and will showcase his rise from Millville, a small town in the southern part of New Jersey, through presently, as the Angels outfielder and two-time MVP.
Millville, N.J. is made up of 28,711-people. Those in the town have watched Trout grow as players over the years.
“We have the same types of problems that any other city that has 28,000 people, but at the same time, we have that little piece of sunlight that’s always looming above us, tell us us ‘Hey, look, ya know what, there’s room for us to continue to rise,” Millville mayor Michael Santiago said. “Mike Trout did it and everybody else can do it.”
This Thursday, The Levoy Theatre is hosting two pre-screenings of the film at 7 pm and 9 pm. If you are interested in the free tickets, you can reserve them at levoy.net or calling 856-327-6400, or through the box office.
“I know everybody in this town,” Trout said. “Some of my friends I don’t see for the whole year. When I first started getting drafted, it was tough. [Millville] was me. I needed to be here. Moving away from my parents, I got brought into that world quick.”
Last season, he had a .315 batting average with 29 home runs and a 100 RBI’s, along with 30 steals.
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