Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit four home runs on Tuesday night in a 10-3 win over the Orioles in Baltimore.
Only 15 other Major League Baseball players have accomplished the feat, and two of them played in the 1800s. When you include his double, he set an American League record with 18 total bases.
“It reminds you of when you're in Little League and a little kid, and just the excitement and why we play the game,” Hamilton told The Associated Press. “You never know what can happen. It was just an absolute blessing.”
Hamilton also drove in eight runs in a perfect 5-for-5 hitting performance. This is the same man who reached such heights as a former No. 1 draft pick, only to watch it all crumble because of drug addiction.
He’s recovered it all, however, known more now as a four-time all-star and 2010 league MVP.