ANAHEIM, Calif. — Like most other all-stars and baseball fans alike, Angels outfielder Mike Trout’s fondest memory of this year’s Major League All-Star Game was Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitching the eighth inning for the American League.
But the star outfielder also had some time to help out one of his Angels teammates. Trout was given a pink glove by reliever Jerome Williams and was asked to get autographs on it from some of his American League teammates. Trout returned with a fully signed glove.
“I put it on the table and everybody started signing it,” Trout said.
Williams was thankful to Trout and the rest of the American League All-Stars and announced the gesture on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Thanks to mike trout and the rest of the American League all stars that signed my glove.
Williams, who uses a pink glove on the mound to honor his late mom Deborah, gave Trout a different glove to get signed. Williams’ mother had a five-year battle with breast cancer and passed away in 2001.
The reliever said via Instagram that the signed glove will be used in a breast cancer research auction.
Trout is happy he could help his teammate and support a good cause.
“It means a lot,” Trout said. “He’s a great guy and I’m just trying to be a great teammate. If people ask me to do something I’m going to do it.”