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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton bolted to his record 146th stolen base of the season and kept running Tuesday night, swiping four in the first game of Double-A doubleheader. Hamilton added his 147th steal in the final inning of Pensacola's 4-2 loss to Montgomery. Hamilton stole 104 in the first half of the season with Class A Bakersfield, then was promoted to the Southern League. Hamilton broke the record for steals by minor league teams affiliated with big league organizations set by Vince Coleman in 1983 with 145 for Macon in the Class A South Atlantic League. The modern major league record was set by Rickey Henderson with 130 in 1982. Hamilton stole second base in the first inning, then swiped second and third in the third inning to eclipse Coleman's mark. Hamilton made a headfirst slide for the record-breaker and Pensacola manager Jim Riggleman, who was coaching third base, gave him a hearty handshake as the crowd rewarded the speedster with a standing ovation. Hamilton's teammates came out of the dugout to applaud him. Ryan LaMarre, who was batting at the time for the Blue Wahoos, came down the third base line to congratulate him. The 21-year-old Hamilton has been caught stealing 33 times this season. He has forced many errors and balks while on the bases. Hamilton has played 120 games this year. Coleman played 113 games during his record-setting season and was caught stealing 31 times.
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Reds prospect Billy Hamilton broke a minor-league record that had stood for nearly 30 years. See what the youngster accomplished.
History was made on Tuesday night during a game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Montgomery Biscuits in Florida. That's because Reds minor league prospect Billy Hamilton stole three bases to reach 146 for the season, (between Single-A Bakersfield and Pensacola) thus breaking Vince Coleman’s single-season stolen base record of 145, set in 1983. Here's how he did it...
Billy Hamilton could be sprinting right to the major leagues come September. Hamilton, a prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization, broke Vince Coleman's 1983 single-season minor league record of 145 steals with another impressive performance on Tuesday night. Hamilton's total now sits at 147, and it's safe to assume that number will continue to climb this season ...
Will he be "Record Holder" Billy Hamilton after tonight?
Pensacola shortstop Billy Hamilton currently sits on 143 stolen bases. He only needs two to tie and three to break Vince Coleman's single season record of 145 steals, set in 1983 with Macon. It's really no longer a question of if or when, but how many bases Hamilton will steal. The Blue Wahoos have...
Reds Double-A shortstop Billy Hamilton broke Vince Coleman's 29-year-old record for steals in a season with 146. Hamilton had four stolen bases in the first game of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' doubleheader to best the record Coleman set in 113 games with the Macon (Ga.) Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' Class-A affiliate. The major league record is 130 steals, set...
Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton has set a record by stealing his 146th base of the season.
Hamilton stole three bases for Double-A Pensacola in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday night against Montgomery in the Southern League. Boltin' Billy swiped 104 bases in the first half of the season with Class A Bakersfield, then was promoted.
Hamilton broke the record...
In July, I wrote about Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton's unbelievable speed, and how he was chasing Vince Coleman's single-season minor league stolen base record (145 stolen bases, set in 1983). And on Tuesday night, Hamilton indeed broke the record. Watch Hamilton steal his 146th (!!!) base of the season: Your browser does not support iframes.That was Hamilton'...
One of, if not the, the fastest player in professional baseball, Hamilton continues to excel at the plate and on the basepaths. He was able to showcase his breathtaking speed at the MLB Futures game in July and has continued to show excellent on-base skills since his call-up to Double-A Pensacola.read more
First, here is a rundown of articles on Billy Hamilton becoming The Highlander of steals.
Pensacola News Journal.
You can see the video at most of those links as well. For some reason I am never able to get the Milb.com videos to work when I embed them. Right now, Hamilton is sitting at 147 steals with 12 games left to add...
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Montgomery 4 Pensacola 2 (8 innings) (Game 1)
-Billy Hamilton gets the top spot for this edition. Surely you’ve heard what happened last night. Hamilton needed two steals to tie, and three to break Vince Coleman’s record of 145. He did one better and stole four in the first game of a doubleheader to finish the night with 147,...
Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds’ Double-A affiliate has racked up 147 stolen bases on the season, eclipsing Vince Coleman’s professional record of 145. Coleman was also a minor-leaguer at the time and set his mark in 1983.
Hamilton accomplished the feat on Tuesday when he swiped four bags for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
Hamilton, who stole 103 bases in 2011 with the single...
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Billy Hamilton Watch: Hamilton now has 143 steals on the year. He is just 2 steals shy of Vince Coleman’s minor league record of 145.
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