Josh Hamilton is AL player of the week
May, 14, 2012
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com
It certainly wasn't shocking news today when MLB confirmed that Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the American League player of the week.
It's the second time that Hamilton has won player of the week honors in his career (he won on June 24, 2010).
Hamilton had one of the best weeks by a hitter in MLB history, which included a four-homer game in Baltimore on Tuesday. He became the 16th player in big league history to hit four homers in a game, but he just kept going. He ended up with nine homers and 18 RBIs for the week and a .467 batting average (14-for-30). That also included two doubles and 10 runs scored. He was tops in the majors in homers, RBI, slugging percentage (1.433) and total bases (43) for the week. He was tied for first in runs scored and hits.