Trout was a hitting pitcher who could take his turn at the plate, being no easy out, and blasted out several homeruns in his career that began with the Post# 209 District Champs in 1930. He played on East High's first team in 1931, but broke a leg playing football that fall and didn't resume baseball until 1935 with the Atlantic Foundry League Champs. He pitched for the Akron Yankee Jrs. District Champs in '36 and Orphans in '37 before turning pro with the Akron Yankees, Butler Yankees, Fremont Green Sox, and Beaver Falls Browns. Returned to pitch for Mayflower Hotel NABF Finalist in '39 and '40, and also played for Goodyear Heights Cleaners and Isley Movers before turning to umpiring on the high school scene.