ARLINGTON, Texas Long before Josh Hamilton was making history like he did Tuesday night with his four-homer game in Baltimore, another member of his family was also a prodigious power hitter.
In fact, if it weren't for the home run hitting abilities of one of Hamilton's parents, there may never have been a Josh Hamilton.
That's why everyone who's a fan of Hamilton should be thankful for the hitting prowess of Hamilton's mom Linda.
"My dad went to watch a men's softball game and when they got of the out car, the softball game had been canceled," Josh Hamilton said. "The women were playing on the men's field and this ball comes flying into the parking lot. He said 'Let's go see who did that.' The next at-bat she hits the ball to center. The next one goes to right. The next at-bat she hits it off the wall in center. He said he needed to talk to her. After the game he went up to her, introduced himself and asked if she'd like to go out some time."
That game helped pave the way to m...