What better way to grab the attention of the entire baseball world than to smack four home runs?
That’s just what he did on Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, en route to this absurd stat line:
5-for-5, 4 HR, 1 2B, 4 R, 8 RBI, 18 TB
He is the 16th player in MLB history to complete the feat of hitting four dingers, and somehow every single one of Hamilton’s were two-run shots. By some strange coincidence, Elvis Andrus was on base for all four of them.
His 18 total bases is an AL record, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
Hamilton's 18 total bases an AL record. Shawn Green has major-league record with 19 on May 23, 2002.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 9, 2012