Josh Hamilton was born on May 21, 1981 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is an American Major League Baseball Professional, and plays for the Texas Rangers as an outfielder, who is one of the All Star outfielders of baseball. Due to his immense talent, potential, and popularity he have earned nicknames like Hambino and The Hammer, which refers to the great Babe Ruth. He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 3, 2007 for Cincinnati Reds and had a successful Rookie season.
He was picked by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the year 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. He was known as a blue chip prospect until injuries, and drug habit disrupted his career in the year 2001. In the rule 5 Draft, Josh Hamilton was selected by Chicago Cubs prior to the season of year 2007.
He started explosively in the season of year 2008, and played fabulously throughout the season. Due to his great performance in the season of year 2008 he earned place for himself in the American League’s All-Star Team, and also cemented his place in next two seasons as well. He took part in the Home Run Derby, where he scored a record 28 home runs in the initial round and ended with 35 home runs, which was second most all time in Derby history.
Cincinnati Reds- 2007
Texas Rangers- 2008-present
Career highlights and awards-
Selected 3 times in all star team
Won Silver Slugger Award in the year 2008
He led the American League in RBI’s with 130 in the year 2008