The Roosevelts should be dedicating this entire week to Texas Rangers’ slugger John Hamilton. Over the last three days “The Natural” has put on a show of Ruthian proportions in the hometown of the Great Bambino. Yesterday, following up on his mythic four home runs in a single game performance, he launched another home run off the B&O warehouse that was one of the furthest shots in Camden Yards history. Once the landing spot is calculated he will certainly receive a plaque like to ones in the video below.
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Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Texas won 10-3. Hamilton had four home runs on the night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton, nick-named “The Natural,” had MLB’s first 4-homer game since 2003 and the 16th of all-time. The performance was similar to his memorable home run derby at Yankee Stadium and earned him a standing ovation from the visiting Baltimore Orioles crowd. Hamilton’s 18 total bases was also an American League single-game record. During his post game interview Hamilton spoke humbly of his performance on the field but his “Beast Mode” t-shirt [see below] said it all. Additional Photos + Video Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton, right, high-fives third base coach Dave Anderson as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of the Rangers 10-3 win over Baltimore. Source: AP Photo | PATRICK SEMANSKY Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) is congratulated by shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE May 8, 2012; more »