The Arkansas Travelers have put three game worn jerseys up for auction from the 2011 season including the jersey worn by Los Angeles Angels star centerfielder and Rookie of the Year front-runner Mike Trout. Jerseys worn by Matt Shoemaker, the 2011 Texas League Pitcher of the Year, and 2011 Texas League All-Star and current Angels pitcher Garrett Richards are also up for bid on e-Bay.
Trout was a Texas League All Star during his 2011 season and played in 91 with the Travelers. Trout's 2012 season was simply incredible. He began the year at Triple-A Salt Lake then received a call up to the Angels in April, and blossomed into a bona fide star and a candidate for American League MVP with one of the finest rookie seasons in Major League history.
Richards appeared in 22 games for the 2011 Travs posting a 12-2 record and 3.15 ERA, earning Texas League All-Star status. He split time in the 2012 season between Salt Lake and the Angels where he made 30 appearances including nine starts. Richards held a 4-3 record and 4.69 ERA with the Angels in 2012.
Shoemaker became the first Travs pitcher since Bud Smith (2000) to win the Texas League Pitcher of the Year award when he finished 12-5 with a league-best 2.48 ERA and was the league strikeout king adding 129 punch outs.
Fans have until Friday, November 9 at 11:57 a.m. central time to bid on these authentic game worn alternate red jerseys that are exclusively up for auction on e-Bay. Each jersey comes with a certificate of authenticity detailing each player's accomplishments during the 2011 Travs season.
Links to each individual auction are available below
Mike Trout Game Worn Jersey
Garrett Richards Game Worn Jersey
Matt Shoemaker Game Worn Jersey
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