Josh Hamilton Stats

Josh Hamilton was born on Thursday, May 21, 1981, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hamilton was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 2, 2007, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Josh Hamilton baseball stats page.

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"Josh Hamilton was a once-in-a-generation talent with a golden left arm (as a schoolboy pitcher he consistently hit 96 mph) and a vicious home run swing (his bat speed was once clocked at a ridiculous 110 mph). He was a true five-tool wonder, but what ultimately compelled Tampa Bay to choose Hamilton over another high school phenom, righthander Josh Beckett, was, ironically, Hamilton's sixth tool -- what scouts call his 'makeup.' Said a Devil Rays scout on the day Hamilton was drafted, 'I think character may have been the final determining factor. You read so many bad things about professional athletes, but I don't think you ever will about Josh.'" - Sportswriter Albert Chen in Sports Illustrated (05/27/2008, The Super Natural )

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton Autograph on a 1999 Upper Deck SP (#JH)

Josh Hamilton Autograph on a 1999 Upper Deck SP (#JH)

Birth Name:
Joshua Holt Hamilton
Nickname:
Hambone - Josh - The Natural
Born On:
05-21-1981  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Athens Drive High School (Raleigh, NC)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
240
First Game:
04-02-2007 (Age 25)
Last Game:
10-14-2015
Draft:
1999 : 1st Round (1st) / Signing Bonus = $3,960,000

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton Pitching Stats

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Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton Hitting Stats

2007 26 Reds 90 298 52 87 17 2 19 0 47 33 4 65 0 2 4 6 .292 .368 .554
2008 27 Rangers 156 624 98 190 35 5 32 2 130 64 9 126 0 9 7 8 .304 .371 .530
2009 28 Rangers 89 336 43 90 19 2 10 0 54 24 2 79 0 4 1 5 .268 .315 .426
2010 29 Rangers 133 518 95 186 40 3 32 0 100 43 5 95 1 4 5 11 .359 .411 .633
2011 30 Rangers 121 487 80 145 31 5 25 1 94 39 13 93 0 10 2 8 .298 .346 .536
2012 31 Rangers 148 562 103 160 31 2 43 0 128 60 13 162 0 9 5 9 .285 .354 .577
2013 32 Angels 151 576 73 144 32 5 21 0 79 47 4 158 0 9 4 16 .250 .307 .432
2014 33 Angels 89 338 43 89 21 0 10 0 44 32 5 108 0 6 5 2 .263 .331 .414
2015 34 Rangers 50 170 22 43 8 0 8 0 25 10 0 52 0 2 0 1 .253 .291 .441
9 Years 1,027 3,909 609 1,134 234 24 200 3 701 352 55 938 1 55 33 66 .290 .349 .516

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton Fielding Stats

2007 Reds CF 71 64 1,668 178 2.5 174 168 6 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.82
2007 Reds LF 9 2 81 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
2007 Reds RF 10 9 243 28 2.8 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.11
2008 Rangers CF 111 107 2,736 276 2.5 271 268 3 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.67
2008 Rangers RF 34 33 867 82 2.4 81 77 4 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.52
2009 Rangers CF 56 55 1,419 134 2.4 134 132 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.55
2009 Rangers RF 24 24 630 56 2.3 55 53 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.36
2010 Rangers CF 40 29 786 77 1.9 77 75 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
2010 Rangers LF 92 87 2,319 190 2.1 186 179 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.17
2011 Rangers CF 35 30 777 73 2.1 72 71 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.50
2011 Rangers LF 85 81 2,127 161 1.9 157 153 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.99
2012 Rangers CF 95 84 2,061 183 1.9 179 177 2 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.34
2012 Rangers LF 84 52 1,443 102 1.2 99 96 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.85
2012 Rangers RF 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2013 Angels CF 6 6 159 14 2.3 14 13 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
2013 Angels LF 19 19 484 52 2.7 52 52 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.90
2013 Angels RF 83 80 2,151 182 2.2 174 171 3 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.18
2014 Angels CF 7 7 210 22 3.1 22 21 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
2014 Angels LF 68 67 1,796 155 2.3 150 148 2 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.26
2015 Rangers LF 35 33 844 52 1.5 52 50 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
2015 Rangers RF 11 7 191 20 1.8 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
CF Totals 421 382 9,816 957 2.3 943 925 18 14 10 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.59
LF Totals 392 341 9,094 717 1.8 701 683 18 16 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.08
RF Totals 164 153 4,094 368 2.2 358 348 10 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.36
9 Years 977 876 23,004 2,042 2.1 2,002 1,956 46 40 14 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.35

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton Miscellaneous Stats

2007 Reds 3 3 .500 10 0 0 15.7 4.6 6.3 - - -
2008 Rangers 9 1 .900 1 0 15 19.5 5.0 4.8 - - -
2009 Rangers 8 3 .727 4 0 6 33.6 4.3 6.2 - - -
2010 Rangers 8 1 .889 4 0 13 16.2 5.5 5.2 - - -
2011 Rangers 8 1 .889 0 0 9 19.5 5.2 5.2 - - -
2012 Rangers 7 4 .636 1 0 10 13.1 3.5 4.4 - - -
2013 Angels 4 0 1.000 6 0 37 27.4 3.6 7.3 - - -
2014 Angels 3 3 .500 1 0 14 33.8 3.1 7.7 - - -
2015 Rangers 0 0 .000 9 0 1 21.3 3.3 6.8 - - -
9 Years 50 16 .758 36 0 105 19.5 4.2 5.6 - - -

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2007 Cincinnati Reds 33 $380,000.00 - -
2008 Texas Rangers 32 $396,830.00 Stats -
2009 Texas Rangers 32 $555,000.00 Stats -
2010 Texas Rangers 32 $3,250,000.00 Stats Stats
2011 Texas Rangers 32 $8,750,000.00 Stats Stats
2012 Texas Rangers 32 $13,750,000.00 Stats -
2013 Los Angeles Angels 32 $17,400,000.00 - -
2014 Los Angeles Angels 32 $17,000,000.00 - -
2015 Texas Rangers 32 $28,410,000.00 - -
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On May 8, 2012 , Josh Hamilton went 5-for-5 with four home runs and a double for a total of eight RBIs against the Baltimore Orioles. In doing this, he not only became just the 16th player in Major League history to hit four home runs in one game and first since Carlos Delgado in 2003, but also now holds the American League record for most total bases in a game at 18.

Did you know that on August 17, 2008 , Josh Hamilton became only the sixth player in Major League history with an intentional walk with the bases loaded ? Bottom of the ninth, Rangers trailing by five with the bottom third of their batting order due up. Six batters later, Texas had scored one, recorded two outs, but had the bases loaded with Josh Hamilton stepping to the plate. Tampa Bay Rays' manager Joe Maddon told Grant Balfour to intentionally walk Hamilton, not only forcing in a run, but bringing the winning run, Marlon Byrd , to the plate.

Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back
Josh Hamilton was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball. Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back is Hamilton's autobiography that details the events that led up to the derailment. Josh explains how a young man destined for fame and wealth could allow his life to be taken over by drugs and alcohol. But it is also the memoir of a spiritual journey that breaks through pain and heartbreak and leads to the spectacular rebirth of his major-league career. Josh Hamilton makes no excuses and places no blame on anyone other than himself. He takes responsibility for his poor decisions and believes his story can help millions who battle the same demons. "I have been given a platform to tell my story" he says. "I pray every night I am a good messenger."

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