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Watch Mike Trout do to a golf ball what he’s done to baseballs for years

Mike Trout
Mike Trout
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Mike Trout isn’t one to worry about a charity golf event messing up his baseball swing.

Following a charity golf event hosted by Angels teammate Albert Pujols in July 2014, Trout pointed out, “The day after I last golfed in Albert’s tournament, I hit for the cycle.

“I don’t know if golfing helped, but maybe it helped me hit that home run in my last at-bat.”

So it was no surprise that Trout was in the mix when the Pujols Family Foundation held another charity event, the Ultimate Drive, at a Phoenix-era Topgolf this weekend, just weeks into spring training.

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And after seeing what Trout has done in the batters box over the last nine seasons with the Angels, it should also come as no surprise that the three-time and reigning American League MVP can do this on the driving range:

Yep, he really smashed that one into the darkness, followed by a giddy celebration worthy of a walk-off home run.

Trout wasn’t the only MLB player crushing golf balls at the event. Here’s the Dodgers’ Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger showing off their swings.

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On Monday morning, Charles Barkley stopped by Angels spring training — perhaps the NBA legend with the notoriously bad golf swing was looking for some tips from Trout.


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