Mike Trout is trying to make a difference with the platform that he has. The Los Angeles Angels superstar has been advocating for mental health awareness and discussing other issues as well. Furthermore, he seems determined to help people. Most recently, he joined a massive campaign and shared the impact that sports have had on his life. 

Trout is arguably one of the most talented baseball players of this generation. He has impacted the game in many ways, with his sensational plays and off-the-field endeavors. With this newest campaign, he hopes to share the impact that sports have had on his life. 

Angels superstar Mike Trout shares a story of how sports shaped his life


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Mike Trout is one of the latest high-profile athletes to join DICK’S Sporting Goods’ “Sports Changes Lives” Campaign. He joins some top athletes like LeBron James and Tiger Woods in massive campaigns for Nike. This is the first campaign of this magnitude that Nike and DICK’S Sporting Goods have done together. Trout shared a video of the campaign in which he shares a story of how the game changed his life. 

At 10 years old, my coach told me “You won’t have success if you can’t handle failure.” That was a pivotal moment that changed me – on and off the field. I’m proud to partner with @Nike and @DICKS to appear in their Sports Change Lives campaign to share my story of the impact… pic.twitter.com/iOkeMlwMdL

— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) June 6, 2023

In the video, Trout says, “I think I was like 10 maybe. Our team came in second, I wouldn’t accept the second-place trophy. I didn’t want second place, I didn’t want it. I was in tears, crying. My coach told me, “You won’t have success if you can’t handle failure. That’s big. Not just for hitting, for anything in life.” 



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This was a story that Trout considered close to his heart, but he shared it with the world. This campaign could impact many people and help them realize the impact of sports. It is an amazing move by Trout who recently fueled a mental health movement. The Angels star is truly doing his best to help people. 

Trout has dealt with lots of criticism for his lack of team success thus far

Despite being a generational star, Mike Trout has faced lots of criticism for his lack of team success. Furthermore, many have questioned his loyalty to the Los Angeles Angels. In recent days and weeks, lots of speculation has arisen regarding the team’s future. Shohei Ohtani looks likely to leave in free agency. That will leave Trout without a superstar teammate to win with. 


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