Bill to rename part of Route 55 after Mike Trout moves along in NJ legislature

Mike DeNardo
March 19, 2019 - 4:11 pm
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the third inning during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not a $430 million contract extension, but lawmakers in the Garden State are considering a way to recognize Millville native Mike Trout. 

The hopes of Phillies fans were crushed at word that local hero Mike Trout was close to signing a 12 year, $430 million extension with the Los Angeles Angels. 

"It's upsetting but we still love him and still support him," said South Jersey state Sen. Bob Andrzejczak. 

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But maybe those fans can find solace in Andrzejczak's bill that would rename part of Route 55 at the Route 47 exit the "Mike Trout Interchange."

"We have the most stellar role model that anybody can ever ask for, and he's from South Jersey," Andrzejczak said. 

Andrzejczak, a Phillies fan himself, says fans have been asking for a way to recognize the seven-time all-star. 

"I don't even know how many people have approached us wanting something done to memorialize Mike Trout on the state level and ultimately, this is what we ended up coming up with," he added. 

The bill passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday.  

Andrzejczak says he doesn't see any opposition to the bill - not even those Yankee fans up north.