42 Trygg Larsson-Danforth
42 Trygg Larsson-Danforth
Birth Date: 02/09/1987
Height: 6-6
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Belmont, Mass.
High School: Phillips Exeter
Position: 1B/OF
2009: Earned first team All-Ivy honors as a first baseman...Received the G.H. Walker, Jr. Award as Yale's Most Valuable Player...Batted a team-high .344 with team bests of seven home runs and 37 RBI in 36 games played...Also led the Bulldogs in runs scored (27), slugging percentage (.573) and on-base percentage (.424)...Reached safely in 34 games, including 27 straight to open the season...Had a 14-game hitting streak from March 11 to April 5...Had 11 multi-hit games and a team-best nine multiple-RBI games...Went 3-for-6 with four RBI in the March 9 win at Maryland-Baltimore County...Hit a 460-foot home run at Towson on March 18...Homered over the scoreboard at Yale Field as a part of a four-RBI day in a doubleheader against Columbia on April 4...Hit two roundtrippers, including a walk-off blast, as a part of a 3-for-4, four-RBI performance in game one of an April 5 doubleheader against Penn...Went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Sacred Heart on April 7...Had an RBI in all four games of a series at Harvard, including a two-run homer in the final contest of the series...Went 3-for-4 with four RBI in game two against Dartmouth on April 19...Drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the April 25 win against Brown...Hit a home run as a part of a 2-for-2, two walk, two runs scored game at Brown on April 26.

2008: Played in 33 games and started 27, mostly at designated hitter...Went 7-for-9 in the two-game series at South Carolina (March 11-12)...Drove in two runs, including the game-winner in Yale's 5-3 victory over the Gamecocks on March 11...Had three RBIs at Presbyterian (March 18) and Quinnipiac (April 2), both Yale victories...Smacked first career home run in the second game of a doubleheader at Brown on April 26.

2007: Saw action in 26 games, making 16 starts, primarily in right field...Belted first career hit and picked up first RBI at UMBC on March 4...Had a pinch-hit at-bat vs. Northern Iowa on March 17 and came through with a two-run double...Also drove in two runs in game two vs. Sacred Heart (April 10).

Stuper Says: "Trygg is a very good athlete and has power potential through the roof. If he swings it like he is capable, he could be a big factor in our lineup."

Getting to Know Trygg

Parents' Names: Fred Danforth and Carlene Larsson
Major: Environmental Studies
Best Athletic Moment: Beating the No. 5 nationally-ranked South Carolina in 2008
Favorite MLB Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite MLB Player: David Ortiz
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Biggest Inspiration: My grandfather
One word to describe yourself as a person: Easygoing
One word to describe yourself as a player: Focused
Why Yale?: How could you not want to go here? It's Yale.
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Chris Walsh because he's enthusiastic and great with kids.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: All the guys from down south for sucking it up and playing up north in the cold.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2007....  .194  26-16    62    4   12   1   0   0    7   13  .210   1   0  21   0  .203   1   0   0-0     20   1   3  .875
2008....  .204  33-27    98    7   20   3   0   1   14   26  .265   8   0  23   0  .264   0   0   1-2     41   3   3  .936
2009....  .344  36-36   131   27   45   7   1   7   37   75  .573  19   0  32   2  .424   1   0   5-8    246  24   3  .989
TOTAL...  .265  95-79   291   38   77  11   1   8   58  114  .392  28   0  76   2  .327   2   0   6-10   307  28   9  .974