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By the numbers: Angels' Mike Trout set to sign largest contract in sports history

Posted at 8:50 PM, Mar 20, 2019

Los Angeles Angels outfielder is set to sign a contract worth $430 million over 12 years, which would be the largest contract in the history of team sports, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

His contract would be worth $100 million more than Bryce Harper's $330 million contract he signed with the Phillies during Spring Training.

At age 27, Trout has already been named a seven-time All Star, and a two-time MVP.

Even with Trout's production, the Angels have struggled on the field. Their last playoff appearance came in 2014.

Here is a breakdown of Trout's contract:

Per year: $35.83 mil

Per game: $221,193
Per at bat (assuming 4 at bats a game): $55,298
Per run scored (110 per year): $325,757
Per hit (170 per year): $210,784
Per home ticket sold (3 million a year): $11.94
Trout's annual federal taxes: $13.2 million