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Josh Hamilton Week: Day 1

I don't know about you, but I love Josh Hamilton. Not only is he a great baseball player, but he is someone to look up to. His life story is nothing short of amazing. So to celebrate the Rangers making the League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history, I will post various facts about Hamilton on this blog until the Rangers are eliminated. (Most facts will be taken from Hamilton's book, Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back. It is a truly inspiring book and I recommend it for everybody, regardless if they are a baseball fan or not)

Josh Hamilton's father could bench press 540 pounds at one point.
His mother could hit a softball 400 feet at one point.
Genetics is a beautiful thing.

It took me 12 years of living to throw 55 mph.
It took Josh Hamilton 6.

The first two picks in the 1999 draft had something in common. They were both named Josh. (Hamilton and Beckett)
They had something else in common. They could both throw 97 mph.
(NOTE: Josh Hamilton may have been drafted as a pitcher, but since he wanted to play everyday and loved hitting, he would go a little easy and bring his fastball down to 90, 91mph when scouts were watching)


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1. October 17th 2010 @ 12:36. Joe Soriano Says:
One of my friends' private trainer for hitting was Josh Hamilton back when Hammy played with the Rays. He got all this autographed Hamilton equipment. Hamilton is easily one of the top three power hitting outfielders in the league.

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