On This Day In Baseball History: July 14, 2008


Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton puts on the greatest display of power baseball has ever seen during the 2008 All-Star Home Run Derby. The Derby was held at Yankee Stadium in its final season before being replaced by the new Yankee Stadium. Hamilton, who at one point hit 13 consecutive home runs sets a new mark for one round when he hit 28. His performance was so remarkable that everyone in Yankee Stadium was on their feet cheering and chanting his name. Ultimately, he would lose the derby to Justin Morneau. To make the story even better he chose to have a former coach, 71-year old Clay Counsil pitch to him.


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