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Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Josh Hamilton is, statistically speaking, the coldest hitter on the Texas Rangers. Bet you didn't expect that statement to ever be true back in May. The first two months of Hamilton's season were otherworldly, as the slugging outfielder slugged .764 from opening day until May 30. Then, the calendar turned to June and, as the weather got warmer, Hamilton cooled off, and has slugged just .401 since. Thus, Hamilton has...
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