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Josh Hamilton, Future Met

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 8:  Josh Hamilton #10 of the Texas Rangers hits a home run in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Hamilton hit four home runs during the game to become the 16th player in MLB history to make the accomplishment. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) He was somewhat hot last night.

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton — the phenom turned drug addict turned superstar whom you might remember lighting up the old Yankee Stadium sky at the 2008 All-Star Game — went crazy last night, blasting four homers in a 10–3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. (He actually went 5-for-5; in his other at-bat, he doubled, the lazy ass.) This made Hamilton the 16th man in baseball history to hit four homers in a game, and the first since Carlos Delgado in September 2003. As You Can't Predict Ball points out, this is the first season in baseball history to feature a four-homer game and a perfect game, and it is currently May 9. And hey, we even have a local angle. The last three men to hit four homers in a game — Mike Cameron for Seattle in 2002, Shawn Green for Los Angeles in 2002, and Delgado for Toronto in 2003 — all ended up playing for the Mets within four years of their achievement. Hey, Hamilton is a free agent after this season ...

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Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images