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Josh Hamilton Rips Four 2-run HRs
ESPN.com ^ | 5/8/2012 | Richard Durrett |

Posted on 05/08/2012 7:54:37 PM PDT by TexasNative2000

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's torrid 2012 season now includes his first career four-home-run game, all of them two-run shots in a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Hamilton homered off Jake Arrieta in the first and third innings, added another off Zach Phillips in the seventh and topped it off with a one-for-the-books shot against Darren O'Day in the eighth. During the last at-bat, Hamilton took a mighty hack and missed, lined a foul into right-field seats and then sent an 0-2 pitch over the center-field wall.

It marked the 16th four-home-run game in major league history. Hamilton is the first to accomplish the feat since Carlos Delgado did so on Sept. 25, 2003, for Toronto against Tampa Bay. Two of the 16 players to hit four homers in a game did it before 1900. Hamilton is the sixth AL player to perform the feat.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Maryland; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: baltimoreorioles; baseball; chat; maryland; sports; texas; texasrangers
Historic night. Congrats Josh!
1 posted on 05/08/2012 7:54:50 PM PDT by TexasNative2000
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To: TexasNative2000

In honor of this feat, I am booking a trip to Hawaii.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 7:57:42 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: TexasNative2000

Good for Josh.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 8:01:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: TexasNative2000

Beast


4 posted on 05/08/2012 8:02:40 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: TexasNative2000

Bush’s fault..wait..it might be..lol..


5 posted on 05/08/2012 8:04:32 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: SamAdams76
From Tim Kurkjian of ESPN: "Hamilton hit for 18 total bases tonight. Albert Pujols has 18 total bases in his last 19 games."

Ouch.

6 posted on 05/08/2012 8:11:07 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: TexasNative2000

Gee, has he earned his ‘creds’ yet?


7 posted on 05/08/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: TexasNative2000

Was the double close to being a home run?


8 posted on 05/08/2012 8:12:56 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: TexasNative2000

Had to read that headline two or three times to mentally absorb it. That’s just incredible!

None of us will probably see anything like this again during our lifetimes. 4 Home Runs in a game is one thing, but 4 - TWO RUN homers is just unreal! I’d say this performance was next to impossible.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 8:17:34 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: TexasNative2000

I’d been running around doing errands and such with daughter and son met me at the door and announced he was wearing his Josh Hamilton shirt to school tomorrow. We subscribed to the MLB season and he is paying for it with some of his lawn mowing money . . . we live in Braves territory.

Go Rangers!!!! I lived in Arlington for almost 20 years. Loved it there.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 8:18:00 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: TexasNative2000

I’d been running around doing errands and such with daughter and son met me at the door and announced he was wearing his Josh Hamilton shirt to school tomorrow. We subscribed to the MLB season and he is paying for it with some of his lawn mowing money . . . we live in Braves territory.

Go Rangers!!!! I lived in Arlington for almost 20 years. Loved it there.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 8:18:00 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: TexasNative2000

Cincinnati was crazy. We got Edinson Volquez and he’s traded and playing poorly someplace out west, I think.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 8:20:11 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Eccl 10:2

The double was off the wall.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 8:20:15 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Eccl 10:2
Was the double close to being a home run?

It one-hopped the wall in right-center. Probably travelled 360 ft. in the air and never got 35 feet off the ground.

14 posted on 05/08/2012 8:21:53 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: TexasNative2000

Better check my eyes as I thought it had hit off the wall about midway up.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 8:25:05 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: KoRn
In 1958 Rocky Colavito hit four straight home runs against Baltimore as it happened. Not all four-hitters hit them consecutively. The next night, unfortunately, he popped up in his historic attempt at a never-done fifth straight homer.
16 posted on 05/08/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: TexasNative2000

Texas is downright scary this year....Congratulations Mr Hamilton.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 8:25:42 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: KoRn

And the other oddity about them all being 2-run homers was the same guy (Andrus) scored on all of them.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 8:27:50 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: JoeDetweiler

Texas is scary because Texas is hungry.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 8:29:31 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Hamilton homered in his last AB in Monday nights game, so his last 6 AB’s are 5 home runs and a double. 22 total bases in 6 at bats.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 8:30:27 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: TexasNative2000

Mr. Hamilton is going to be one tired ball player tomorrow. How is he going to get to sleep tonight?!


21 posted on 05/08/2012 8:50:02 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: TexasNative2000

I just went to a Rangers game last week. What a great patriotic time. I’m from Chicago, and went to visit my stationed son. Screw wrigley field and the cubs. Rangers are my new team.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 8:52:18 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Nachoman

Yeah, well - just wait ‘til the Red Sox get hot!

( in about a year or two )


23 posted on 05/08/2012 9:26:13 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: TexasNative2000

I guess saying “Good game, Josh” would be an understatement


24 posted on 05/08/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TexasNative2000
A guy walks into a Baltimore bar and says "I'll take a Hamilton."

"A Hamilton?" the barkeeper asks. "What's that?"

"Four shots and a double."

25 posted on 05/09/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: TexasNative2000

Obviously...Orioles fans were not impressed as Hamilton failed to reach a majority of votes for player of the game. But, hey, Markakis did have a homer with 2 RBI's :o)

26 posted on 05/09/2012 5:09:18 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

The fans at the stadium were very classy, they gave Josh a standing ovation.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 5:11:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

yeah I saw that....was watching the game last night, hoping for a fourth...and sure enough.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 5:16:41 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: TexasNative2000; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Our loss (O’s), I guess.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


29 posted on 05/10/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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