ARLINGTON, Texas Josh Hamilton has had a sidekick during his run through the history books this week for the Texas Rangers.
The same bat Hamilton used in his record-setting four-homer game Tuesday was the same one he was using heading into Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Angels.
Hamilton is using the bat despite it already having an authentication sticker on it from the Hall of Fame on the knob of the bat. Hamilton said he's sticking with the bat as long as he can.
He's used it for all of his homers since Tuesday's game except for one. The homer he hit off Tommy Hunter in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader was a different bat. That bat also has some history to it as Hamilton lost that one in the stands during Monday's game in Baltimore. Hamilton also homered in that game.
Hamilton's jersey from Tuesday's game is bound for the Hall of Fame along with the cap he wore in that game. While the bat is stickered, it's only going to the Hall if it doesn't get shattered.