Looks like the Hall of Famer was right.

When the Angels visited Detroit in July, Angels outfielder Mike Trout got a chance to meet Tigers icon Al Kaline, who had praised the dynamic rookie in the local newspaper.

Kaline, the youngest player in major league history to win a batting title,also had a warning for Trout, saying "it will be a little more difficult in the last couple months of the season" for the rookie.

"I would imagine he knows what he's talking about," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said with a smile. "There's a lot of factors that go into it at times. ... But I trust Al Kaline and his experience on that one."