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BILLY HAMILTON RUMORS

How Billy Hamilton Stole Joey Votto Five Bases

Little less than a year ago, I wrote a post here called What Happens When Billy Hamilton is on Third Base? Answer: not much! Slightly more detailed answer: less than I was expecting! What I’d expected, rather, what I’d hoped for the sake of an interesting post, was that every time the Reds had runners on first and third with Hamilton being the guy on third, that the guy on first...
Via Fangraphs
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton steals third on throw back to pitcher

By Darren Hartwell Billy Hamilton might be the fastest man alive. OK, that’s probably an exaggeration, but after watching what Hamilton did Saturday night, you’ll understand our reason for hyperbole. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder was on second base in the third inning when Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley missed with a ball down in the zone. But when catcher J.T. Realmuto...
Via NESN.com
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

During Saturday’s game between the Brewers and Reds, Cincinnati’s speedster Billy Hamilton apparently lost his supply of bubble gum while in center field. Fortunately, his Milwaukee counter part provided ample replacements. Your browser does not support iframes. The note accompanying the pieces of of gum read, “I see you dropped all your gum so I...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton had predictable season

Billy Hamilton began the season with a lot of pressure to fill some pretty big shoes worn by his Reds' center field predecessor. Hamilton gave the Reds everything they could have asked for with his glove and his legs in the field. He ranked first among all center fielders in defense according to Fangraphs.com. Unfortunately, his offense did not live up to the fielding. The sad thing...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton collides with umpire on infield hit

Your browser does not support iframes.Cincinnati Reds right fielder Billy Hamilton accidentally ran into the first base umpire after legging out an infield single to lead off Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.Hamilton made a full sprint to beat out the underhanded toss to first by Orioles pitcher Bud Norris on a close play. However, Hamilton was unable to avoid the collision with...
Via Holdout Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rookies of the Year thus far

With the season being two-thirds completed, it is time to begin looking into the award races. Major League baseball is stocked full of young talent, so winning the coveted Rookie of the Year award is a great accolade for a promising young player to have. Past winners include the likes of Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper. So who gets the hardware this Season...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Billy Hamilton Evades Potential Tag with Tricky Fake-Out

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has impressed many during his rookie campaign. He’s accumulated 37 stolen bases and has a .742 OPS this year. When he gets on base, he’s a threat to be reckoned with. And in Friday’s Pirates-Reds game, he illustrated how he makes something out of nothing. As usual, Hamilton led off for the Reds during the bottom of the first inning. He attempted...
Via The Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton is just amazing on the basepaths

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is fast. Just how fast, you ask? When you see his bunt single against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, you’ll understand. Hamilton managed to avoid the tag and stay in the base path while somehow developing the ability to fly. It’s even crazier from the side angle. And to top it all off, Hamilton scored from first on a cleanly...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Hamilton: "Defense is awesome."

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton raced toward the blue padded wall in Pittsburgh's PNC Park like a runaway Lamborghini, tracking a baseball headed for the danger zone -- a possible game-winning hit. As always, he outran the ball, snagged it and ran up the wall, leaving spike holes in the padding on a ball hit by Travis Snider. "Seeing those spike marks in the wall was pretty cool," said...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton really, really likes being fast

CINCINNATI -- What does it mean when Billy Hamilton gets on base and uses the basepaths as his personal running track? Ask the San Francisco Giants, who may or may not have seen Hamilton scurrying around the bases like the ghost of Mercury at Great American Ball Park Tuesday night. Asked that question, Hamilton broke into a broad smile and uttered the truest words ever spoken by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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