- Category : 1915-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers (1939-1952), Boston Red Sox (1952) and the Baltimore Orioles (1957). Trout batted and threw right-handed.
Trout first played professionally in 1935 with the Terre Haute Tots in the Three-I League before signing with the Tigers.
After retiring from baseball, Trout called play-by-play for the Tigers on radio WKMH and TV WJBK-TV from 1953 to 1955. He also hosted The Knot-Hole Gang, a sports show aimed at children. Trout broadcast the Tigers games with Van Patrick and became popular with Detroit fans for his self-effacing humor, scrambled syntax, and folksy demeanor.
In 1956, Trout ran unsuccessfully for sheriff in Wayne County as a Republican, losing to long-time incumbent Andrew C. Baird.
He joined the Chicago White Sox as a pitching instructor and then worked with that organization's front office until his death from stomach cancer at the age of 56 on 28 February 1972 at Harvey, Illinois.
He was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.