July 11, 2010
Fellow Angels up-and-comer Hank Conger hit a three-run homer to earn MVP honors, Trout doubled and singled and the U.S. squad snapped a three-year losing streak with a 9-1 victory over the World squad Sunday.
“About the third inning I looked up, amazed it’s really happening,” Trout said. “I felt comfortable out there. I was seeing the ball well.”
Eric Hosmer doubled among his four hits and drove in two runs for the U.S. team in a game showcasing top prospects from all of baseball’s minor leagues — featuring 50 players representing 10 countries.
The World team committed four errors, twice allowing Trout to reach base. Trout hustled for a double in the eighth, showing off some speed that could have him playing at Angel Stadium in a few years.
Trout received a warm greeting from the hometown crowd when he stepped into the batter’s box in the third. He is hitting .362 for the Angels’ Class A affiliate in Cedar Rapids.
Trout reached on an error, then was quickly caught stealing. He wound up scoring twice.
Conger’s clout off Henderson Alvarez provided the highlight in an exhibition event that gives most of these young men their first exposure to playing on the big stage in a major league ballpark.
After stepping on home plate following the homer, Trout and Hosmer formed a Conger line to greet the Angels’ Triple-A catcher.
“For me just thinking about trying to play here as a home team is a dream I try to keep chasing each and every day,” said Conger, who only found out he was on the team about a week ago. “It was a great game and a great experience.”
Hank Conger was born on January 29th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Conger#Hank_Conger
1 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 33 = his personal year (from January 29th, 2010 to January 28th, 2011)
33 year + 6 (June) = 39 = his personal month (from June 29th, 2010 to July 28th, 2010) = Ideal. Perfect. Nice. Living in a dream world.
39 month + 11 (11th of the month on Sunday July 11th, 2010) = 50 = his personal day = It’s a wonderful life. This is how good life can be.