PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Millville, NJ’s own Mike Trout has won his first American League Most Valuable Player Award. Trout boasted another stellar season in 2014, his third full season in the big leagues.

On the year, Trout batted .287 with 36 home runs and 111 RBIs to go along with 115 runs scored. Earlier this off-season, Trout received his third Silver Slugger Award.

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Not only has Trout asserted himself as a productive major league player. He is also widely regarded as the next “face,” of the game. That seems to be even more of a reality after the retirement of Derek Jeter.

This MVP award could be the beginning of Trout’s reign as the undeniable premiere player in Major League Baseball. The amazing things is that Trout is still only 23 years old which is incredibly young by baseball standards.

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Trout has become the youngest player in MLB history to win the award unanimously.

In addition to Trout’s historic win, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw made some history as well. He became the first pitcher since 1968 to win both the National League MVP and Cy Young Awards in the same season.

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