It is legitimately a dramatic series of events every time Cincinnati Reds rookie Billy Hamilton gets on base. Blink and you might miss him entirely.
When you watch the video of Hamilton stretching a routine single into a double, you begin to realize that you're watching something special. Then watch him score from third (after stealing second) while tagging up on a pop fly that just barely reaches the outfield, and you'll know for sure that you are watching something special.
Hamilton's speed has been the stuff of legend for over a year now, and it really began while he was tearing up the minor leagues.
In the minors, Hamilton stole bases at will and was timed at 14 seconds on an inside-the-park home run. Last year, he stole four bases in his MLB start, and this spring, he was timed at 3.3 from home to first, which is up there for the fastest ever, per CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
The point? We may have never seen a player this fast in baseball history. In a league obsessed with numbers, Hamilton will threaten to shake things up with his unbelievable speed. This is just the beginning.