Hamilton swings into MLB history
History is made almost every day in baseball. Sometimes it is bad, sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s so rare that it’s the kind of history that makes a ballplayer a legend.
Just three days ago on a humid night at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton swung his mighty bat into history, becoming the 16th Major League player to hit four home runs in one game.
He also ripped a double and became only the seventh player to hit five extra-base hits in one game.
Against the Orioles, which Texas won 18-3, his five hits set an American League record with 18 total bases. Hamilton, who played at Raleigh Athens Drive High School, put on one of the greatest single-game offensive performances in the history of baseball.
And I might add, Hamilton is now hitting .406 with 14 home runs ...