Hamilton Hits 4-Home Runs in Victory
A night for baseball's record books tonight in Baltimore.
Texas Rangers' slugger Josh Hamilton becomes only the 16th player in major league history to belt 4 home runs in a single game, and the Rangers defeated the Orioles, 10-3.
Hamilton is the first to hit 4-home runs in a game since carlos delgado did it in 2003. Hamilton went 5 for 5 on the night, the 4-homers and a double, 8 RBI and increased his batting average to .406!!! Hamilton's numbers on the year batting .406 with 14 home runs, 36 RBI.
"other than being in the world series, the highlight of my big league career... I was thinking if I hit 2, I had never hit 3 in a game before, and what a blessing that was, and to hit 4, was just an awesome feeling, you saw how excited by teammates got, it reminds you of when you're in Little League, and just a little kid, and just the excitement, you know, why we play the game. As a player, you don't go out and try to do stuff like that, and it might not ever happen, but you know you play the game hard, you try to to the best you can, you happen to break a record, that's great, but you don't set out to try to do that as a player. Like I always say, you don't know unless you play, you might feel good and you might have a bad game, you might feel terrible and you might have a good game, you just never know."