Rangers’ Hamilton Blasts Four Homers Against O’s
A .405 batting average.
36 runs batted in.
It would be safe to say the Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton is off to a good start to the 2012 season.
And, last night, against Baltimore, he joined baseball immortality.
Hamilton blasted four home runs and a double in five trips to the plate, leading Texas to a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.
Each of Hamilton’s homers was a two-run shot. His 18 total bases in one game is an American League record.
He became only the 16th player to homer four times in one game, the first since Carlos Delgado did it back in 2003. He joins baseball immortals such as Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays and Mike Schmidt, who also are in the four homer club.