Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton

Professional Baseball Player + Outfielder
Born May 21, 1981

Joshua Holt "Josh" Hamilton is an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, Hamilton has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) since 2007. A member of the Texas Rangers (2008–present), he also played for the Cincinnati Reds (2007). He is a five-time MLB All-Star and won the American League Most Valuable Player in 2010. He was the first overall pick in the 1999 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Hamilton.


1981 Birth Born on May 21, 1981.


1999 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He was the first overall pick in the 1999 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. … Read More
2000 19 Years Old In addition, Hamilton was named to the 2000 All-Star Futures Game, a game designed to showcase minor league prospects. … Read More


2001 20 Years Old 1 More Event
The 2001 season also marked the beginning of his drug and alcohol use, and he made his first attempt at rehabilitation.
2002 - 2003 2 More Events
…  Hamilton first started working at Silver's Academy in January 2006. … Read More
Prior to the 2007 season, Hamilton was selected by the Chicago Cubs (picking for the Reds) in the Rule 5 draft. … Read More
Hamilton was featured on the cover of the June 2, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated, in a story chronicling his comeback.
…  Hamilton spent a portion of 2009 on the disabled list, with a bruised rib cage and an abdominal strain.
On October 22, 2010, Hamilton was selected as MVP of the 2010 ALCS.


Hamilton avoided arbitration by signing for 2 years and $24 million on February 10, 2011, with the Texas Rangers. … Read More
2012 - 2014 3 More Events
During February 2015, Hamilton underwent shoulder surgery to repair the AC joint. … Read More
2016 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamilton began the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list.
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