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Poll: Phillies Fans Rooting For Millville, New Jersey Native Mike Trout

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mike Trout (Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mike Trout, 22, is arguably already the best player on the land and he’s coming home for the first time Tuesday night.

Trout, who grew up 45 miles from Philadelphia in Millville, New Jersey and attended Millville Senior High School, grew up a Philadelphia sports fan and calls Citizens Bank Park home.

Trout, the two-time American League all-star and 2012 American League Rookie of the Year, is batting .272 with seven home runs and 24 RBI’s this season.

Millville is reported to have bought approximately 4,000 tickets to tonight’s game in support of their hometown hero.

Today’s Audio Roadshow question for the WIP Morning Show asked if you hope Trout hits a home run in his return home to Philadelphia? The majority of fans said yes. View results here.

On the WIP Mike & Ike Show, the Audio Roadshow question asked if fans consider Trout a ‘Philadelphian’? Again, the majority of fans said yes. View results here.