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Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella will both pay tribute to their fallen teammate, Tyler Skaggs, when they take the field at the 2019 All-Star Game.

In lieu of their regular numbers (27 and 9, respectively), both Trout and La Stella will wear Skaggs’ number 45.

This is another in a long line of wonderful tributes (from Angels as well as players and fans from from other teams) that have come in since Skaggs’ sudden and tragic death on July 1.

La Stella will unfortunately not play in the game. As far as Trout goes, he’s had some of the greatest moments of his brilliant career in past Midsummer Classics. It would certainly be fitting to see him add to that while paying such a nice tribute.

Michael Dixon
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