Just the facts on Josh Hamilton and the power Rangers
Some facts and figures gathered by ESPN Stats and Information:
Josh Hamilton hit his third career walk-off home run Saturday. All three have come with his team trailing. The other two were July 9, 2008, vs. Francisco Rodriguez and July 9, 2011, vs. Andrew Bailey.
Since Josh Hamilton joined the Rangers in 2008, no player in MLB has as many walk-off home runs with his team trailing. Saturday marked his third such bleacher reacher. Only four other players have done it twice.
Most Walk-Off HR When Trailing
Josh Hamilton 3
Nick Swisher 2
Travis Hafner 2
Ryan Zimmerman 2
Andre Ethier 2
>>Hamilton joined Rangers in 2008
Josh Hamilton is the second-quickest player in Rangers franchise history to 20 HR. He got to 20 in the Rangers 47th team game. The franchise record is 46 games, by Frank Howard for the 1968 Senators.
Most HR Through 47 Games
2012 Josh Hamilton 20
1968 Frank Howard 20
2001 Alex Rodriguez 17
2000 Ivan Rodriguez 16
1970 Frank Howard 16
The Rangers hit three solo HRs in the sixth inning vs. Blue Jays on Saturday. Not only did Nelson Cruz, Yorvit Torrealba and Mitch Moreland all hit solo HRs in the same inning, their HRs also went to the same field location (left-center field).
FROM ELIAS: The last time three or more teammates hit solo home runs in the same inning to the same field location was when the Diamondbacks did it in the fourth inning on August 11, 2010, vs. the Brewers (Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero, and Stephen Drew all hit solo home runs to right field in the fourth inning)
Most Games with At Least 4 HR
Blue Jays 4
Red Sox 4
>> Includes Saturday vs. Blue Jays
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- There are no games scheduled for today.