Hamilton looks to join elite company
ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton has a chance to join unique company if he can finish off one of the best offensive seasons in Rangers history. Hamilton, who is leading the Majors with a .356 batting average, went into Wednesday's game with 88 runs scored, 170 hits, 29 home runs and 90 RBIs.
With 37 games left, Hamilton has a chance of finishing with at least 100 runs scored, 200 hits, 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. The only other Rangers player to accomplish that feat was Alex Rodriguez in 2001.
It has been done three times in the last five years, all in the National League: Chase Utley in 2006, Matt Holliday in '07 and Ryan Braun in '09. The last time it happened in the American League was Vladimir Guerrero and Miguel Tejada in '04.