Trout thrilled to see heroics of childhood hero Jeter

Trout thrilled to see heroics of childhood hero Jeter

SEATTLE -- Mike Trout was very distracted at dinner on Thursday.

With the Angels off, Trout's eyes were glued to his smart phone, which was tuned into Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium. Trout, deemed by many to be the next proverbial "face of baseball" after Jeter retires, wasn't going to miss his childhood hero's eventual walk-off single.

"When Baltimore hit those homers to tie it [in the top of the ninth], I knew he was coming up next with a chance to hit a walk-off," said Trout, who grew up a Phillies fan but had Jeter posters in his room in Millville, N.J. "Everybody was calling it. I wouldn't expect anything less from him. Unbelievable way to go out. I think everybody got goose bumps and chills watching it."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.