Josh Hamilton

Professional Baseball Player + Outfielder
Born May 21, 1981
Age 35
Hometown Raleigh
Other Names Hamilton, Joshua ...

Joshua Holt "Josh" Hamilton is an American professional baseball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. An outfielder, Hamilton has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) since 2007. A member of the American League's Texas Rangers (2008–2012), he played his rookie season with the Cincinnati Reds (2007). He is a five-time MLB All-Star and won the AL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in 2010.… Read More

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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 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Hamilton held a press conference on February 3, 2012, to apologize for his actions.
2014 33 Years Old 2014 was a challenging year for Hamilton, going .263 for only 10 HR and 44 RBIs. … Read More
During February 2015, Hamilton underwent shoulder surgery to repair the AC joint. … Read More
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