Josh Hamilton still using four-HR bat
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is still taking swings with the bat that he used to crush four home runs in Tuesday’s historic game in Baltimore.
“I hope I don’t launch it into the stands,” said Hamilton, who frequently tosses bats into the stands on certain swings and misses.
Hamilton said the bat is marked with a sticker so that he knows which one it is, but he plans on continuing to use it.
“I’ll swing it until it breaks,” Hamilton said.
Then, maybe, the bat will head to the Hall of Fame or some other display. Until then, Hamilton is still busy sending balls out of the ballpark at an extremely high rate.
He’s had one of the most impressive weeks of power the game has seen. Hamilton belted another home run in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Angels, pushing his total to nine home runs in the last week (six games). Only Frank Howard of the Washington Senators in 1968 has more home runs in a six-game span (he hit 10).
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