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Name of Mike Trout's baby son has special meaning

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 8/2/2020 Larry Brown Sports
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Mike Trout and wife Jessica announced Saturday the birth of their new baby son, whose name has special meaning to the couple.

The Los Angeles Angels star was placed on paternity leave on Thursday, July 30. On Saturday, Mike and Jessica posted a photo of their son, Beckham Aaron Trout, who was born on July 30 at 5:10 pm.

The newborn's name may not ring any bells to the casual fan, but it does have special meaning to Mike and Jessica.

Beckham shares the name Aaron with Jessica’s late younger brother, who was also Mike’s best friend. Aaron Cox was drafted by the Angels in 2015 and committed suicide in 2018 at the age of 24.

In his first game after Aaron’s death in 2018, Trout wore Aaron’s name on the back of his jersey.

When Mike and Jessica announced in March that she was pregnant, she noted that her due date was right before her brother’s birthday, and that they were having a boy.

Aaron Cox remains a big part of their lives, and it’s no coincidence that their son’s middle name is the same as his first.

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