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It seems like just about everyone in the blogosphere is talking about Josh Hamilton and his Herculean efforts of this past week.
And why not?
All dude did was bat .467 (14-for-30) with nine home runs and 18 RBI. Oh, and let's not forget that, in the process, Texas Rangers slugger became just the 16th player ever to go deep four times in one game.
One guy watching Hamilton's achievements very closely is his former teammate, Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson...and he hit the Twitters to let his followers know how he feels.
I know a lot of people might want to pitch around hamilton, but their lineup is too good. He might break bonds record this year, no joke
Through 33 games, the 2010 American League MVP has 18 home runs. But how does that compare to some of the more prolific home run seasons of note?
Barry Bonds (2001) - 15
Mark McGwire (1998) - 13
Babe Ruth (1927) - 10
Roger Maris (1961) - 7
Sammy Sosa (1998) - 7
Sure, people heat up at different times throughout the season, but, well...Wilson might be on to something.
More astounding is this. Not only has Hamilton hit those 18 home runs in his first 33 games, but he's only failed to reach base in two of those games and is currently carrying a 14-game hitting streak.
And who won the war Saturday when the former teammates squared off at Arlington? It's a wash, really. Hamilton went 1-for-3 against his former teammate with two strikeouts.
That one hit was, however, you guessed it...a home run.
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ARLINGTON, Texas With a bit of reluctance Texas superstar Josh Hamilton is the latest member of the Rangers to set up a Twitter account.
The @therealjoshhamilton launched not because Hamilton has embraced social media, but because he got fed up with fake accounts.
"It would be good to have an official deal so fans can know it's actually a post from me or response from...
Josh Hamilton is going pink at the plate.
Like most major leaguers on Mother's Day, the Texas Rangers slugger is using a pink bat Sunday night. He struck out swinging in the first inning in the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels.
For Hamilton, that meant not using the bat with which he said he hit eight of his nine home runs the previous six games. That bat was authenticated...
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Last week, Josh Hamilton became the 16th player in Major League Baseball History to hit four home runs in a game. Since the beginning of Major League Baseball there have been over 200,000 games played and over 13 million at-bats. Hamilton did something that happened over 15 times before him. That made me wonder, what is more rare than a four home run game.
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Los Angeles Angels decided to challenge the best hitter in baseball when they didn't have to. Already trailing by four runs in the fourth inning, Angels manager Mike Scioscia allowed his ace, Jered Weaver, to pitch to Josh Hamilton with one out and runners on second and third.
Weaver may have thrown a no-hitter earlier this month, but he had just given...
For all the uproar over Josh Beckett's ill-timed golf outing, Josh Hamilton's headfirst slide on a wet tarp in Baltimore last week was probably the more reckless act.
Hamilton missed a series in Toronto from April 30 to May 2 with a sore back, yet received virtually no criticism for frolicking with his teammates in the rain just one week later.
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By Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow
1 Rangers 23-13 1
Josh Hamilton is setting the American League on fire. The slugger just completed a week with nine home runs and 18 RBI for the top team in the AL West.
2 Orioles 22-14 1
Jim Johnson is automatic at the back end of the Os pen. The righty allowed his first run of the season against the Rangers last week and still...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nelson Cruz hit his third career grand slam, Josh Hamilton drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-6 on Sunday night to hand Jered Weaver his first loss.
The slam by Cruz capped a five-run third for the Rangers. Hamilton chased Weaver an inning later with a two-run double that made it 8-2.
Weaver (5-1), in his second start...
Achilles (Tennessee Mash – RCL 25) had another good week and increased their lead in the overall standings. Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Ted Lilly, and Brandon Morrow were the key performers for the top team. Their relievers were also strong, allowing just 4 runs in 18 innings of work. Trini’s team (also with Hamilton), Psychic Friends Network (RCL 22), took over 2nd...