Josh Hamilton gets the nod as having the biggest power hitting season in Texas Rangers history. He's also the second player from the 2010 club to get the nod. His home run total certainly isn't the highest, and he's not the only member of the Texas Rangers to win an MVP, and lead the charge into the postseason.
Hamilton, "Hami," or "Ham Bone," is definitely the first member of the Rangers to lead his team past the NY Yankees (in any capacity) and into their first World Series berth.
The 2010 ALCS will always go down as one of my fondest memories as a baseball fan, not to mention Rangers' fan—I was fortunate to get to go to both game one and game six.
Perhaps my fondest postseason memory was of Joe Girardi—clearly exasperated looking—wiggling his four fingers so as to indicate to please, DO NOT let this freaking guy destroy us AGAIN.
Other top moments include: Watching the Rangers' advance to the World Series while in the nose-bleed seats, just south of Jesus, with my Dad. And of course, Nick Swisher getting embarrassed by Cliff Lee, and uttering (audibly) "F@$*, f@$& F@#$!!!"
Overall, it was a dang fine series, and wouldn't have been the same without the indescribably awesome Josh Hamilton.
Josh Hamilton in 2010:
.359, 30 HRs, 100 RBI—AL Batting Champion, AL MVP, ALCS MVP
Author's note: If you're scratching your head, wondering why I've left out Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli, or even this year's version of Ian Kinsler, well, I decided to exclude the 2011 season, since, as we all know, it isn't over yet. GO RANGERS!