Alright, sports fans, here comes a positive Josh Hamilton story. I put the spotlight on the Texas Rangers outfielder back in February when he had an alcohol relapse at a Dallas bar. The latest story on Hamilton however shows that his head is back in the game, and is evidence to why he won MVP two years ago. Hamilton became only the 16th professional baseball player to ever hit four home-runs in one game when the Rangers played the Baltimore Orioles tonight.CBS News reports,
“Moments before he made history with his final swing in an incredible four-homer performance, Josh Hamilton stepped to the plate in the eighth inning with a surprising sense of calm.
The Texas Rangers slugger had never before hit more than two home runs in a game, and he already had three. So as he took his place in the batter’s box against Baltimore right-hander Darren O’Day, Hamilton already had a feeling of accomplishment.
“I just went up like it was any other at-bat because if I don’t hit one,” Hamilton reasoned, “I’ve still had a really good night.”
It turned out to be unforgettable.
Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers to carry the Rangers to a 10-3 victory Tuesday.”
To read what Hamilton’s teammates had to say about the historical homer, click here.
There’s not really much more I need to add to this impressive story. That’s how it’s done, Hamilton. Atta boy.