Josh Hamilton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Josh Hamilton

American professional baseball player, outfielder

Date of Birth: 21-May-1981

Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Profession: baseball player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Josh Hamilton

  • Joshua Holt Hamilton (born May 21, 1981) is an American former professional baseball outfielder.
  • He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds (2007), Texas Rangers (2008-2012, 2015), and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2013–2014).
  • Hamilton is a five-time MLB All-Star and won the American League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in 2010.
  • Hamilton was the first overall pick in the 1999 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
  • He was considered a blue chip prospect until injuries and a drug addiction derailed his career beginning in 2001.
  • Prior to the 2007 season, Hamilton was selected by the Chicago Cubs (picking for the Reds) in the Rule 5 draft.
  • During the off-season, he was traded to the Rangers. During the 2008 season, Hamilton was named to the AL All-Star team.
  • He also participated in the Home Run Derby, where he hit a record 28 home runs in the opening round and finished with 35 home runs, which was second-most all-time in derby history.
  • He made the All-Star team the next four seasons as well.
  • In 2012, Hamilton received more votes than any other player on the All-Star Game ballot, besting by approximately 3.5 million votes the vote count set in 2011 by José Bautista.
  • Hamilton won the AL batting title in 2010.
  • On October 22, 2010, Hamilton was selected as MVP of the 2010 ALCS.
  • On November 23, 2010, Hamilton was named the 2010 AL MVP, earning 22 of 28 first-place votes.
  • On May 8, 2012, Hamilton became the 16th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in a game.
  • All four home runs were two-run home runs, and he set an AL record for total bases in a game with 18.

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