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Josh Hamilton has never been short on talent.
He has overcome much to become the player he is today, and he is one of only 16 players in MLB history to hit four home runs in a single game. He joined that exclusive club on May 8, 2012, when he went 5-for--5 with four home runs, a double and eight RBI.
He tagged 18 bases in that game, falling just one base short of tying Sean Green's record of 19 total bases in a single game. Yeah, it was kind of a good night.
After the game, Hamilton spoke to the media about his night, via USA Today:
Obviously it's, other than being in the World Series, the highlight of my big-league career. I was saying after I hit two I've never hit three in a game before, and what a blessing that was. Then to hit four is just an awesome feeling, to see how excited my teammates got.
It reminds you of when you're in Little League and a little kid, and just the excitement and why we play the game. Things like that. You never know what can happen. It was just an absolute blessing.
Hamilton's incredible stat line earned his fantasy owners an incredible 30 total points. It doesn't get much better than that.