Los Angeles Angels superstar ended his 2022 MLB season with a BANG.
40 this year, 350 in his career, and this one was CRUSHED. pic.twitter.com/wZsGrZlDYE— MLB (@MLB) October 5, 2022
Trout’s 40th and final homer this season — and the 350th of his career — traveled 490 feet according to Statcast. That is the longest home run of Trout’s career, topping a 486-foot dinger he launched in 2019. It is also the fifth-longest home run by any player this season.
Trout reached 40 homers in just 119 games this year, which is tied for the third-fewest games played during a 40-homer campaign. The only players ahead of Trout on that list — Ken Griffey Jr. (111 games) and Matt Williams (112 games) both did the trick during the strike-shortened 1994 campaign.
Although this is a great way for Trout to end his season, don’t forget which team he plays for. Despite this monster shot and the fact that Shohei Ohtani allowed only one run on one hit over five innings today, the Angels lost to the lowly Oakland Athletics, 3-2.
Another disappointing Angels season ends with a 73-89 record.